Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Grant Fleming

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Pilot James Grant Fleming

September 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

40380

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

540 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of the late John Warren Fleming and Elsie Agnes Grant of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 607 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

18. B. 11.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right. The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe. There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Grant Fleming– W. Grant Fleming, holding cousin J Grant Fleming's DFC (& Bar), at a Remembrance Day ceremony in 2008 (Vimy Park, Winnipeg MB). W Grant was named after his cousin, J Grant. W Grant was entrusted with the medal(s) on the occasion of his high school graduation (from Upper Miramichi High School, Boiestown, N.B.) in 1979.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Edmonton Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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