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Ian Curtis Grant

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Biography for Ian Curtis Grant. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. ARchives New Zealand (R17845610-0625). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Ian Curtis Grant. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personne …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Curtis AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41898 AWMM
    • WWII 41898 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1917 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) InglewoodTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Grant of Inglewood AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. I. P Grant(F) Solicitor P. O. Box 52 Inglewood, Taranaki AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ41898 AWMM
    • WWII 41898 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Ian Grant was the son of Ian Percy and Myrtle Eileen Grant, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand.

      Attended New Plymouth Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM
    • 23rd December 1941: Vickers Wellington Mk 1c DV422 of 21, Operational Training Unit took off from RAF Edgehill for general handling practice. While demonstrating stalling and recovery the aircraft went into a dive and at 14:20 crashed and burned near Wild Spring Farm, Little Tew, 5 miles east-north-east of Chipping Norton with the loss of 6 crew :

      Squadron Leader Reginald George Williams DFC AFM, pilot, Royal Air Force, aged 35. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery. Squadron Leader Williams was awarded the AFM on 2nd January 1939, and awarded his DFC on 31st May 1940. He was the leader of A flight and in July 1941 had successfully force landed a stricken Wellington at Edgehill.

      Pilot Officer Sidney Crump, pilot, aged 26 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery and was the son of Harry and Lily Crump, of Feilding Wellington, New Zealand.

      Pilot Officer Ian Curtis Grant, pilot, aged 23 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery and was the son of Ian and Myrtle Grant, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand.

      Pilot Officer Reginald John Hopkins, air gunner, aged 24. He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey and was married to Barbara Dawn Hopkins, of Manor Park, Essex.

      Flight Sergeant Ronald Ivor Peach, wireless operator/air gunner, aged 20. He is buried in Sheffield Shiregreen Cemetery and was the son of Joseph and Nancie Peach.

      Sergeant Howard Gordon Kelly, air gunner, aged 20. He is buried in Maltby Cemetery and was the son of Fred and Maud Kelly of Maltby, South Yorkshire. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 7 April 2018 - Website : "Wartime Plane Crashes Around Chipping Norton" : United Kingdom.
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Death

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  • Death
    23 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England AWMM Sec. K. Grave 6. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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11 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
07 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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