Edwin Arnold Grant

Military

Object Number - UPL 47506 - 1st Lt Edwin Arnold Grant, 458BG

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 13 missions. Instructor pilot in B-24 41-28718 on mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden, Interned (INT), 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33032300
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Air gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bo
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wurf less
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Weston, WV 26 May 1916 Son of Leo Charlton Grant

Enlisted

Baltimore, MD 16 March 1942 Baltimore, Maryland

Other

Interned

Sweden 29 April 1944 Instructor pilot in B-24 41-28718 on mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. Interned (INT). 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

Other

Discharged USAAF

31 December 1946 Honourable discharge.

Died

Berkshire, MA 9 December 1981

Buried

Machpelah Cemetery, Weston, WV 14 December 1981 Machpelah Cemetery, Weston, West Virginia

Based

Horsham St Faith 29 April 1944 Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date17 Aug 2021 14:28:27
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date7 Apr 2020 19:44:45
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date17 Aug 2016 11:20:25
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:41
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 & 458bg.com

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