Flight Sergeant John Thompson Graham (968335) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. He was the son of Joseph Graham and Elizabeth "Bessie" Isobel Graham of Newtownards, Co. Down.
Flight Sergeant Graham died on 28th March 1942 aged 29 years old while serving in RAF 7 Squadron. He was a member of the crew of Short Stirling W7501 MG-Z when it took off at 1938hrs from RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
During the raid on Lübeck, Germany, the bomber came under attack from a Luftwaffe fighter piloted by Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of 6/NJG 2. The bomber came down at around 2205hrs in the North Sea to the north of Terschelling, Netherlands. All 7 of the crew died as a result of the incident.
Remembering the crew of Stirling W7501
|Last Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Role||Information|
|Edwards||Jeffrey Hugh||Flight Lieutenant||RAF 42052.|
|Cale||Ronald Philip||Sergeant||RAFVR 1381147.|
|Eagle||Leonard Reil||Sergeant||RAFVR 570100.|
|Norris||Louis Robert Martin||Sergeant||RAFVR 926585.|
|Banks||John Charles Lyon||Sergeant||RAFVR 917462.|
|Graham||John Thompson||Flight Sergeant||RAFVR 968335.|
|Sidney-Smith||Desmond Edwin Sproule||Sergeant||RAFVR 1056817.|