Flight Sergeant Stanley McLEAN

Service No: 419844
Born: Carlton VIC, 21 April 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 September 1942
Unit: No. 514 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Waterbeach
Died: Air Operations: (No. 514 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM735), Germany, 7 October 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon Stanley McLean and Lucy McLean, of Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Eltham VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1225 hours on 7 October 1944, Lancaster LM735 took off from Waterbeach detailed to bomb Emmerich, Germany. Nothing was hard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LM735 were:

Sergeant Thomas Fenwick (1520986) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Thomas Gilchrist (186330) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Henry Robert Knight (1867701) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Warrant Officer Gerald James Manlow (934280) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Stanley McLean (419844) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Bleddyn Lloyd Roberts (1819401) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Patrick Joseph Sheehy (1798718) (RAFVR) (Rear 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 A9301, 419844

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