Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GRACE
First Names
Geoffrey
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Service
RAF
Service Number
Currently Unknown
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
May 1945

 

Following time at Swinderby HCU, Geoffrey joined 49 Sqn in May 1945 at Syerston.



Then Sgt Grace photographed in September 1944



F/Sgt Grace (3rd from LHS) on the wing of a Lancaster at Syerston in May 1945
This is a small area of the original photograph.


F/Sgt Grace's pilot was Steve Evans and his best friend, Tony Neal was the other air-gunner (sadly 49Sqn has, as yet, no additional information about them).

Information via his son, Grahame Mansell-Grace (who, unlike his father, uses the full family surname).
At the end of the war in Europe, F/Sgt Grace was to be posted to the Tiger Force to continue the war against Japan but following their surrender he was posted to India until 1947.  
He was demobbed in UK and joined the Foreign Office.
However, he always expressed the wish that he’d stayed in the RAF.

Posted out: November 2008