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Alfred Joseph Grenon

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Alfred Joseph Grenon

May 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/119705

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

428 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Henry Joseph and Ida Marie Grenon; husband of Rosalie L. Grenon, of Neepawa, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 166 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DISHFORTH CEMETERY
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 73.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ALFRED JOSEPH GRENON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alfred Joseph Grenon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alfred Joseph Grenon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Gravemarker
  • Cemetery– Dishforth Cemetery, N. Yorkshire (CWGC)
[From http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/he177.html and used with permission of Rich Allenby]
Wellington HE 177 of 428 Sqdn had taken off at 22.07 hours on a mine laying trip.  The pilot tried to land at RCAF East Moor on its return but overshot the runway and crashed at 02.35 hrs. Four were killed in the crash. The aircraft ended up at right angles to the runway in the fields beyond the end of the runway.
Along with F/S Grenon were the following crew: F/S (P) Alexander Simpson, 21, from Oxbow, Sask.; F/O (BA) Arlie B. Douglas, 31, from Edmonton; F/S (N) Stanley Frewen, 23, from Winnipeg.
The rear gunner, Sgt. A. J. Howes, survived the crash.

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