David Tressel Griggs
David Tressel Griggs was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1911 and educated at Ohio State and Harvard in geophysics. When World War II began, he was drafted into the MIT Radiation Laboratory, primarily tasked to work on radar science and technology. His immediate contribution was to the application of radar to ground-based anti-aircraft fire. Griggs was also an amateur pilot of some skill.  Griggs reported to Bowles's office at the Pentagon in 1942 and shortly thereafter headed overseas.  He worked under Army Air Force General Henry (Hap) Arnold's authority, and rotated through the commands of Generals Elwood (Pete) Quesada, Jimmy Doolittle, and Carl Spaatz. He was tasked by Arnold to look into foo-fighters and found them in all theaters. He made a report which was inconclusive and he did not keep a copy. (McDonald's files based on telephone interviews.) He was a hands-on guy, flying both training and combat missions, and got the respect of the military personnel with whom he worked. He spent most of the war in the European Theatre, and, after “Victory in Japan” day, was transferred to the Pacific Theatre to aid in the exploitation of Japanese scientific and technological assets. (Robert Powell & Jan Aldrich)