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Flight Sergeant Stanley WILSON (544707) of the Royal Air Force


Lost in aircraft Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO

Death of Death 1944-08-04 .

Served in 353 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sp. Mem. 5. F. 7. at Ranchi War Cemetery, India

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4159Sergeant W Ellam: killed; Flight Lieutenant G R Rawlings, Warrant Officer W J Mitchell: prisoners of war; Flight Lieutenant A E Brian, Sergeant G S Wilson, Sergeant J A Selley: missing believed killed; shot down and crashed at Valona Harbour, Albania, Wellington T2734, 70 Squadron, 7 November 1940. With photographs.C16688257
AIR81/4849Sergeant R A Hodgson, Pilot Officer L K S Wilson, Sergeant L W Hatherly, Sergeant E E Harding, Sergeant J McAnally, Sergeant C F Pummery: prisoners of war, aircraft crashed off the shore of Venice, Wellington T2807, 149 Squadron, 13 January 1941.C16688947
AIR81/5113Flight Lieutenant D W F Barker, Flying Officer F S Wilson, Sergeant W H Lowson: died of injuries; Sergeant G Targett: injured; aircraft crashed on return from operational flight near RAF Finningley, Hampden AD722, 83 Squadron, 12 February 1941. Note: Related files: 4956, 4964C16689211
AIR81/6844Pilot Officer R F Payne, Sergeant M S Soames, Pilot Officer L J Moore, Sergeant N S Wilson, Sergeant TG L Tompson, Sergeant E W Tyler: killed; aircraft shot down over Holland, Wellington R1464, 40 Squadron, 12 June 1941. With photographs.C16756141
AIR81/7605Pilot Officer R S Wilson, Sergeant R T Stephens, Pilot Officer F W Turner: killed; aircraft shot down at Le Harve, France, aerial combat, Blenheim R3704, 139 Squadron, 14 July 1941. With photographs.C16756902

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 04 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Dakota III Serial Number FZ597
Unit 353 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country India
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Dakota III FZ597

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerJohn BEEBAR (403252) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrederick William CAWTHORNE (175610) Wireless Operator Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04194 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Edward CHURCH (1426432) Flight Engineer Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerDavid Crawford FORMAN (400366) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerFrederick Walter HANDLEY (401375) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantFrederick Grant JACKSON (J/6209) Pilot Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04273 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam John LEWIS (1522390) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04292 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Martyn Anthony SEXTON (1402643) Flight Engineer Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04159 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassOliver TAYLOR (1480296) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-041 AES IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantStanley WILSON (544707) Dakota III FZ597  NA/PRO 1944-08-04353 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery


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430101 - Unaccounted airmen - 1-1-1943Hi Henk Cpl Sydney A. BOLTON - 63583 - age 45 - Cambridge AC2 Kenneth SPEAK - 1884350; - Ely, Cambridgeshire LAC James WILSON - 943573 - 220 Sqn - Nortumberland North 2nd LAC Raymond F. WYATT - 1322827. - Uppingham, Rutland Sgt (WOp/Ag) George D. SINGLETON - 1257904. - Wigton AC2 George LONSDALE - 2200312; - Newton, Lancashire S/Ldr Guy S.J. PRATT - 21287 - Doncaster, West Yorkshire AC2 Joseph S. WALKER - 1550332 - 12 Sqn - Welton, Lincolnshire Also registered in Wigton were BOWN, BRUCE OSWALD Plt Off 413950 BURT, WILLIAM Plt Off 129765 KNIGHT, EDWIN OMER Sgt 414574 THOMPSON, WILLIAM BASIL CHEALE Plt Off J/16171 Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 13th February 2010 08:41:11

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