Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GRAIN
First Names
James
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1310833
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
Posted in 3/42 and out 4/43

 

Flew at least 29 operations with 49Sqn.

W/O Grain was killed on 3rd April 1945 whilst flying with 196Sqn and is buried in the Cambridge City Cemetery.
 



Photograph by Colin Cripps.

On 24 March 1945, the squadron took part in Operation Varsity, the Rhine crossing. 30 gliders were towed to Holland. As soon as Varsity was over, ‘cloak and dagger’ missions were flown mainly over Scandinavia until the end of April 1945. No.196 also ferried mail, supplies and petrol for Allied forces.