Record of Service

These two pages tell a lot about Theo’s flying career in the RAF.

Where he was… and with what unit…


Which planes he flew.


For someone like me who has been interested in airplanes since he was 10 years old and who became a history teacher along the way, all this information is most interesting…

Theodore Griffiths was in Georgia on December 7th, 1941!

He had been flying PT-17s since October 1941.


October 6th, 1941 – Stearman – No. 30 – Pupil – Level – Gliding – Taxing

The Stearman is also named PT 17.


PT-17 at Gatineau Airport (September 2012)
author’s collection

All the plane numbers are there on the logbook.

His first solo was on October 24th on a PT 17, No. 17.

Make no mistake about it, learning to fly was a deadly affair.


On December 9th 1941, two days after Pearl Harbor, Theodore Griffiths left Americus, for Macon. He will be posted there from December 18th, 1941 to February 9th, 1942.

Rich should fill me in on that part of Theo’s career by looking at the training logbook.


2 thoughts on “Record of Service

    • a kind of Bible…?

      The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

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