Stretford WW2 

Terence Alfred Grosvenor

Rank:Flight SergeantNumber:653716
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:25 O.T.U. RAF
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Carisbrooke Cemetery. Isle of Wight
Town Memorial:Trafford Park
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1921 in the Stourbridge R.D. - ref: 6c/113,
the son of James Alfred & Constance Florence Grosvenor (nee Ross'ddly).

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.

Listed only as Terence Grosvenor on the Trafford Park Cenotaph.

Flying with 25 OTU, they took off fromm RAF Finningly in a Wellington Mk 1C
- No. R1708 for a night flying exercise.  On their return to base at around
01.50 hrs and whilst in the airfield circuit, they were shot down by a
Luftwaffe Ju88 night-fighter, flown by Oblt Semrau, near to Misson, 9 miles
NNW of Retford close to the Yorkshire/Notts border. 

Pilot - F/Sgt Walter R L Collyer RAFVR (748379), aged 22, of Aberdour.
Buried Aberdour Cemetery, Fifeshire. 
Obs - Sgt James F Markham RAFVR (960989), aged 20, of Stowupland, Suffolk.
Buried Finningley Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire. 
Obs - Sgt John E Jackson RAFVR (1250304), aged 20, buried Norwich Cemetery,
WOp - Sgt James M Taylor RAFVR (1100675), aged 26, of Forfar. Buried Forfar
Cemetery, Angus. 
WOp - Sgt Gordon E Blake RAF (915475), aged ? Buried Stoke Road Cemetery,
Slough, Buckinghamshire. 
WOp/AG - F/Sgt Terence A Grosvenor RAF (653716), aged 21, of Katihar,
Bihar, India. Buried Carisbrooke Cemetery, Isle of Wight.

M.I. - "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. 

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