Woodbury County


Lt. Douglas C. Griggs





Norman A. Bennett, 23, a son of Dr. and Mrs. A.W. Bennett, 2729 S. Coral Street, is one of five Sioux City young men who has arrived at the University of Missouri in Columbia for a course of army air force instruction prior to appointment as an aviation cadet. Others taking work there include Fred David Johnson, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson, 622 W. Fifth Street, Francis G. Beedle, 22, son of Hulda L. Beedle, apartment 29 in the Park Theater building, Daniel J. Haas, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Haas, 1112 Oak Street, and Douglas C. Griggs, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman M. Griggs, 2657 S. Palmetto Street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, [unknown issue date]


Aviation Cadet Clayton Griggs has arrived for study at the Missouri institute of aeronautics near Sikeston, Mo., for a course of study in the army air force flight training detachment. He received his preflight training at the San Antonia cadet center. He is the son of Truman M. Griggs, 3404 Garretson Avenue.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, December 25, 1943

Five Sioux Cityans were graduated from Aloe army air field June 27 as fighter pilots and commissioned officers.  From left to right they are: Lieut. Douglas C. Griggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Griggs, 3404 Garretson avenue; Lieut. Donald H. Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ferguson, James, Ia., and former Morningside college student; Lieut. Everett L. Hooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin C. Hooks, 4321 Van Buren street; Flight Officer Darwin W. Detlefs, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Detlefs, 1335 21st street; and Lieut. George M. Saunderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Saunderson, 1505 Sioux Trail.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 1, 1944 (photo included)

Sioux City Officer, Others of Territory
Get Terminal Leaves

Nine officers from the Sioux City area re en route to their homes and will soon revert to inactive status at the expiration of terminal leaves, according or orders emanating from the Sioux City Army base.  The name of one enlisted man discharged also was on orders.

One Sioux Cityan, Second Lt. Douglas C. Griggs of 3404 Garretson avenue, was among those released.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 24, 1945