Pilot Officer Stanley Ernest JAMES

Service No: 409837
Born: Castlemaine VIC, 2 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 622 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 622 Squadron Lancaster aircraft R5483), Germany, 20 January 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Thomas James and Florence May James, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1630 hours on the night of 20 January 1944, Lancaster R5483 took off from Mildenhall detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. At 1945 hours the aircraft crashed at Berlin and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of R5483 were:

Sergeant Dennis Frederick Bache (1575190) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant David Arthur Claydon (J/16564) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Flying Officer William Haydn Davies (144996) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Harold Graham (573068) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Stanley Ernest James (409837) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Peter James Maher (R/185430) (RCAF) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Frank Mosley (1581577) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer William Gibb Johnston Shields (171796) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/20/99

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