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Boyd S Grant


Killed in Action (KIA)/On 4 July 1942 t/o from Swanton Morley at 0714 hrs. Shot down by flak and broke up in air north of Bergen-aan-Zee, Holland. Lt. Grant was on special assignment from the 97th BG/414th BS. Two crew, the pilot and the doral gunner Sergeant. are buried in the Netherlands Cemetery. Originally all 4 were buried in the Allied Plot of the General Cemetery at Bergen. The navigator and other gunner were buried in the Allied Plot of the general cemetery of Bergen, Netherlands.


Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 15th Bomb Squadron

    15th Bomb Squadron

    The 15th Bomb Squadron was the first US bomb unit sent to UK. Flying personnel arrived at Newport without aircraft on 13 May 1942. ...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron




Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Bergen, The Netherlands 4 July 1942

Shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Bergen-ann-Zee, Holland

Buried Bergen, The Netherlands

General Cemetery of Bergen, Netherlands.


Date Contributor Update
12 November 2014 20:16:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham 12-Nov-2014. Clarified event locations.

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2014 19:26:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events

Lee Cunningham 17-Oct-2014, Burial location of the navigator and gunner were from "Losses of the 8th and 9th AIr Forces, Stna Bishop and John A. Hey MBE, Other burial locations from the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th