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Edgar H Grantham


Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #42-107058 'White Angel', Killed in Action (KIA). Plane hit by flak in bomb bay, bombs dropped, plane caught fire was seen to fall to about 18,000 ft and then disappeared from view. 10 Killed in Action (KIA), 2 Prisoner of War (POW).

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107058 White Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born New York State
Died 11 September 1944

Plot D Row 7 Grave 48


Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 04:04:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 16:49:11 Lucy May Changes to service number and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8903