GRISSO, HOWARD WEBSTER, Second Lieutenant, # 0-2061932, USAAF
Howard W. Grisso was born on 22 February 1924 in Miami, Clark Co., Ohio, to Noah Webster Grisso (1880-1966) (OH) and Emma F. (Hewitt) Grisso (1885- ) (W.VA.) (married 9 September 1914, Clark Co., OH). Siblings included Wayne Elton Grisso (1917-2002) and Wilma Ruth (Grisso) Wolboldt (1925-2009). He was married to Laura M. Grisso. Their daughter was Penelope K. (Grisso) Polyak (1945-2010).
After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools to fly the B-24 Liberator and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 13 June 1945, a B-24J, # 44-49681, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, Rupsi, India, departed the airfield at Rupsi, India, on a routine flight to Dergaon, India. Last contact was with air traffic control at the Rupsi airfield at 1128 hours IST. The B-24 crashed in the vicinity of Lengteng, Assam, India, coordinates 26º 27’ North & 93º 03’ East. A Graves Registration ground party reached the wreckage on 2 August 1945 and recovered five remains. They did not find the remains of the sixth crewman after an extensive search. Burial was at the American military cemetery, Jorhat, Assam, India, on 4 August 1945. After recovery by Graves Registration from the American military cemetery at Jorhat, India, his remains were buried in the Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark Co. Ohio.
His brother, Wayne E. Grisso, born 19 May 1916, served in the military. He died 29 October 2002.