Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GRIGGS
First Names
Bertram Frederick
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1293225
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
Posted in 7/44 and out 11/44

 

Flew 24 operations with 49Sqn.



Front row  L to R:  Sgt Ron Green (Navigator),   F/Lt Gordon Burns RCAF (Pilot),  Sgt Jack Kermode (Bomb Aimer).
Back row  l to r;  Unknown (Air Gunner), Unknown (Air Gunner),  Sgt Jack Colvin (Flight Engineer), Sgt Bertram Griggs (Wireless Operator).
The unknown crewmembers are likely to be (in no particular order)........T Simms and K Robinson.

49Sqn Association

Sgt Griggs was killed on 8th April 1945 whilst flying with BCIS (Bomber Command Instructors' School based at RAF Finningley).

He is buried in the Plymouth Weston Mill Cemetery.



In front of the headstone is a 49Sqn cross and petals collected from the poppy drop in London at the opening of the memorial in Green Park.
(Following a visit by Chris Beare & Dennis Holwill)
 



Extract from Chorley's Bomber Command Losses (Volume 8 HCU & Misc Units)