Sgt. Ervin Earl Grissom

logbook Uplands page 13

Ervin Earl Grissom is not just a name anymore in a logbook. He got his wings in Uplands, but lost his life in British Columbia flying a Hurricane.

1943

April 15­ – Boundary Bay based Hurricane 5387 crashed just half a mile east of the airfield, killing trainee pilot Sgt. E.E. Grissom.

In memory of Sergeant

Ervin Earl Grissom

who died on April 15, 1943

Military Service:

Service Number:R/137479

Age:19

Force: Air Force

Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grissom, of Lake Charles.

Cemetery: LAKE CHARLES (GRACELAND) CEMETERY; Louisiana, United States of America

Grave Reference: Lot 177. Sec. K.

(Canadian Virtual War Memorial Website)

I found these images on Find a Grave, and I was allowed by Charles T. Baggett to post them on this blog for just this purpose… to pay homage to Sgt. E.E. Grissom.

Grissom headstone 1

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Grissom headstone

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