An RCAF Memorial Cross to Finn Grimstad; Harrard Aircraft Crashed in Quebec
An RCAF Memorial Cross to Finn Grimstad; Harrard Aircraft Crashed in Quebec - George VI (L.A.C. F.H. GRINSTAD R-94483). Naming is officially engraved. Very light contact and surface wear, near extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, faded gilt King's crown on the lid, stain evident on the medal bed, case better than very fine.Footnote: Finn Henry Grimstad was born on March 14, 1921, the son of of Henrik Grinstad and Sif. Eldbjorg Grinstad of East Angus, Quebec. R-94483 Leading Aircraftman Finn Henry Grimstad, Royal Canadian Air Force was with No. 1 Refresher Squadron in Rockcliffe, Ontario when he was killed on April 14, 1943, at the age of 22, when his Harrard Aircraft #3065 caught fire and crashed landed in East Templeton, Quebec. He is buried in Cookshire Protestant Cemetery, Cookshire, Quebec, Grave Reference: Plot 296A and is commemorated on page 166 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.