Flight Sergeant Malcolm Henry GRAYDON

Service No: 419443
Born: Korumburra VIC, 20 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 August 1942
Unit: No. 76 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Died: Air Operations: (No. 76 Squadron Halifax aircraft MZ622), Netherlands, 25 May 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Goirle Roman Catholic Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Malcolm and Lilian Emma Graydon, of Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2238 hours on the night of 24 May 1944 Halifax MZ622 took off from Holme-on-Spalding Moor detailed to bomb Aachen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Goirle (Noord-Brabant), 4 kms south of Tilburg, Holland. Six of the crew members were killed and one was taken prisoner.

The crew members of MZ622 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Herbert Allaker (1471670) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Malcolm Henry Graydon (419443) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant R J Head (1853252) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) PoW
Sergeant James Horrocks (2209732) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Stanley Patterson (1553418) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Roy Edwin Dennis Robinson (1725072) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Peter Stuart Wade (426719) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/16/345
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Chorley W R, To See the Dawn Breaking: 76 Squadron Operations, W R Chorley Devon UK, 1981

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