Grace, Raymond Archibald

Raymond Archibald 

Grace

1919 - 1943
Aged23
Rank Sergeant
Service no.614065
Regiment Royal Air Force. 619 Squadron, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Born December 23, 1919
DiedJune 29, 1943

About

About
Raymond Archibald
Grace

Air Gunner

Gateway School 1931-34

Died Sergeant Grace was one of the crew of Lancaster ED979 that took off from RAF Woodhall Spa at 22:58 hours on the 28th June 1943. The aircraft, on an operation to Cologne in Germany, was shot down by a German night-fighter piloted by Major Guenther Radusch and crashed at 02:14 hours on the 29th June near Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Sergeant Grace is buried in Eindhoven General Cemetery, Netherlands, Plot E.E., Grave 41.

History Information

Almost four-fifths of the men buried here belonged to the air forces, and lost their lives in raids over this part of Holland or in returning from Germany, between 1941 and 1944. Men of the land forces who are buried here died between September 1944 and May 1945. The 79th and 86th British General Hospitals were located at. Eindhoven during almost all that period. There are now nearly 700, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

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