DAVIES Stanley Frank 415124

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Stanley Frank Burdwood DAVIES

Service No: 415124
Born: Geraldton WA, 19 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Kingaroy QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Squadron Mosquito aircraft A52-523), Kingaroy, 7 May 1945, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Taabinga Cemetery, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Thomas Davies and Ethel Ann Davies; husband of Mary Frances Davies, of Mosman Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 7 May 1945, Mosquito A52-523 was engaged in a non-operational height test exercise near the aerodrome at Kingaroy, Queensland. At 0945 hours, the aircraft exploded while in straight and level flight and crashed 10 miles north east of the aerodrome. The crew of two was killed.

The crew members of A52-523 were:

Flight Lieutenant Stanley Frank Burdwood Davies (415124) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer John Michael Daniel Pigott (435178) (Navigator Wireless Operator)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 153

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990