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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E J F Grant


Edwin John Forgan Grant was born in 1920 in Edinburgh, the son of Henry Edwin and Elizabeth Grant.

He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 600 Squadron at Manston on 18th July 1940.

On 9th August 1941 he married Jean Marie Sutherland at St. Martins, Woodthorpe, Nottingham.

He was killed on 1st December 1941, still serving as a Sergeant with 600 Squadron.

Beaufighter II R2275 was sent out to intercept a weather recce Fw200 but lost an engine through icing and ditched in the sea. The body of the pilot, F/Lt. JG Fletcher AFC, was eventually washed ashore but Grant was not found.

Grant was 21 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 44.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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