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654640   Wireless Operator William Edward Griswold
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 11/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 08/01/1941 (Died by accident)
Age: 22
William Edward Griswold was the only son of Edward and Mary Griswold. He was born about 1919. He was educated at Magherafelt Technical School. Teddie Griswold enlisted in the Royal Air Force about November 1939. On the morning of 8th January 1941, the Wellington Mark I bomber (Serial no T2956) took off from Stradishall (west of Ipswich) on a test flight. The aircraft is believed to have iced up while flying in cloud and crashed near Haverhill, Suffolk. All the crew perished in the crash.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Magherafelt First Presbyterian Ch.yard
  Magherafelt, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: Plot J Grave 52
CWGC Casualty 2931601
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here.
References and Links
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1 214 Squadron Details of accident in which Wireless Operator Griswold died
2 Bomber Command Details of flight and crash
3 National Archives UK Official details of crash
4 RAF Commands Brief details of Wireless Operator Griswold
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Wireless Operator Griswold's grave can be purchased here
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