Grismore, George Willard, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1938 - 1945
Captain

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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salt Lake City, Utah
Last Address
Tanauan Airfield, Leyte, Philippines

Casualty Date
Mar 12, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Memory Grove Memorial Cemetery - Salt Lake City, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)13th Air Force
  1938-1941, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1941-1945, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1944-1945, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
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University of Utah
  1934-1938, University of Utah
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C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
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Last Known Activity

He was in command of a fleet of C-47 transport planes flying supplies from Leyte to the island of Mindanao and crashed in a remote jungle on Leyte while transporting a load of gasoline. There were six crew members aboard the plane, all of whom perished in the crash.

In 1989, forty-four years later, remains from the crash were found and sent to an Army Air Base in Manila and from there were eventually sent to Hawaii where, through DNA testing, a positive identification was made of four of the six crew members, Captain Grismore being one of them.


Sources:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=george-grismore&pid=146545458
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56782683
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74035824
https://www.abmc.gov/node/357261#.VuOFpzaBe0g
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/42-100455.html

 

 

   
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