Flying Officer Stanley Norman PROWD

Service No: 678
Born: Melbourne VIC, 10 September 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 January 1940
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Forrest Hill NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-77), Mangoplah NSW, 3 August 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: St Kilda General Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley and Ruby May Prowd, of Windsor
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 August 1941, Wirraway A20-77 was carrying out a test flight when it crashed at 1430 hours, at Mangoplah, New South Wales, and the crew of two was killed. The aircraft went into a deliberate spin at 4,000 feet and did not recover.

The crew members of A20-77 were:

Aircraftman Class I George McKinley Frazer (32035) (Fitter II Airframe)
Flying Officer Stanley Norman Prowd (678) (Pilot)


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, 163/52/66; A9845, 103

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