LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Stanley Rechner SCHOLZ

Service No: 416617
Born: Angaston SA, 6 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Battle aircraft L5760), Port Pirie, 22 November 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles William Albert and Elsie Scholz, of Nuriootpa.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 1630 hours, Fairey Battle aircraft L5790 stalled during a turn while flying at 300 feet 7 kms west of the Port Pirie airfield and crashed, killing both crew members. The cause of the accident is listed as “unknown”. The crew members were:

Sergeant Stanley Rechner Scholz (416617) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class 1 Douglas Thomson (80737) (Drogue Operator)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 234