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Fantastic Medal group to two brothers both KIA.

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F/LT Edward McLeod Gray DFC consists of DFC dated 1943 still in original case of issue, has been privately engraved on reverse. 39-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, War Medal and NZ Service Medal. Also includes pathfinder badge and membership card to the caterpillar club as well as caterpillar club badge. Memorial cross.

F/LT Gray was navigator of Lancaster ED877 which took off for a bombing raid against Dortmund in Germany on 4 May 1944 which failed to return, it was his 36th operational mission.

F/SGT Roderick Walter Gray KIA. 39-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and NZ Service Medal. Also includes Memorial Cross

On 31 August 1943 F/SGT Gray on only his second operational mission flying in a Stirling Bomber took off on an air operation targeting Gladbach in Germany. The aircraft failed to return and red cross reports identified that all crew members had been killed.

An amazing and emotive family group. which includes multiple photos of both men as well as detailed briefs on the men themselves and a short history. Also includes a half brevet and NZ Pilots wings (both cloth) and the book New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force which Gray (DFC) is mentioned. Both men mentioned in Martyn's For Your Tomorrow.

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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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