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Malcolm Gray was buried in a family grave at Fulford, near York, with the inscription on the headstone: “To the Glorious Memory of our dearly loved son, Sergeant Pilot Malcolm Gray 72 (Fighter) Squadron (Spitfire) RAF, killed in action in Defence of Britain, September 5 1940 aged 20 years. Faithful unto Death.”

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72 Squadron intercept a formation of sixty-five Heinkel He.111 of KG26 escorted by twenty-one Messerschmitt Bf.110’s of 1/ZG76 over the North Sea

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F/L E. Graham led the squadrons eleven Spitfires into battle, attacking the formation from the flank, one section attacked the bombers, the remaining attacking the fighters.

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