Sergeant Stanley Jack HATTERSLEY

Service No: 431282
Born: Brighton VIC, 6 March 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 June 1943
Unit: No. 78 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 78 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-581), near Doorn Island, Dutch New Guinea, 27 November 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hattersley, of Blackburn, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1100 hours on 27November 1944, Kittyhawk A29-581 flown by Sergeant Hattersley was damaged by anti-aircraft fire and was seen weaving at 8,000 feet, with a subsequent vertical dive into the sea, about 1,000 yards north of Doorn Island in the area of Cape Noejew, Dutch New Guinea. Flames and smoke were seen rising from the water, but no parachute was seen and no trace of Sergeant Hattersley was seen. A29-581 was lost at position 00.54S 131.25E.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/867; A9845, 162

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