Memorial to Sgt J.R. Grantham RAFVR, KIA 01/05/44

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Reference WMO/265333


St. George's Church

Off Steyning Road (B2135)


RH13 8NF


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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other church fitting
About the memorial: An engraved Prayer Bookcase in the village church remembers Sgt J.R. Grantham was Rear Gunner on 218 Sqn Stirling EF259 HA-G that had departed Woolfox Lodge at 2217 on 01/05/44 for Ops Chambly. This is possibly the aircraft that was intercepted 18km SW of Poix at 3200M by a Night-Fighter captained by Oblt Walter Preus (VII/NJG1) and shot down for his 2nd Abschusse. The aircraft crashed at la Houssaye, France at 0047. Four of the crew Evaded, the other four were killed.
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