Flight Sergeant Stanley MARSDEN

Service No: 401575
Born: Melbourne VIC 1 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 March 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Wellington aircraft BJ691), North West Europe, 7 September 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley and Bessie May Marsden, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Footscray VIC
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wellington BJ 691 took-off from Binbrook at 0059 hours on 7 September 1942 to attack Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off, and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded that the missing crew members have no known grave.

The crew members of BJ691 were:

Flight Sergeant Ford Ross Carruthers (R/96134) (RCAF) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Brefny Littlejohn (401070) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Stanley Marsden (401575) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant George Leonard Marshall (1018213) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Fred Hall Wilson (1378728) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)


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, 163/138/114

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