Frank A. Grindstaff was born in Dry Creek, Carter County, Tennessee, the son of David M. Grindstaff and Sarah Price. Husband of Kate Grindstaff.

Technician 5th Class Frank A. Grindstaff #34739947 US Army Air Forces was assigned to the 1896th Engineer Battalion Aviation.

He was killed in action on the 12th of January 1945. He is interred at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines, D,10,94.

The Johnson City Press, 4 March 1945
Mrs. Kate Grindstaff has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Tech. Fifth Grade Frank A. Grindstaff was killed in action somewhere in the Pacific, January 12. He had basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and later was stationed at Camp Crowder, Mo., Camp Ellis, Ill., and Camp Forrest, before being sent overseas last July. Before entering the service he was employed at a Johnson City foundry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Grindstaff of Johnson City.

  • Rank: Technician 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 February 1917
  • Date of death: 12 January 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 1896th Engineer Battalion, Aviation
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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