Flight Sergeant Victor George STABELL

Service No: 413037
Born: Melbourne VIC, 15 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 619 Squadron (RAF), RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 619 Squadron Lancaster aircraft EE117), Denmark, 18 August 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Magnus Stabell and Ethel May Stabell; husband of Mary Elizabeth Stabell, of Hillston, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Hillston NSW
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Hillston Memorial Park, Hillston NSW

On the night of 17/18th August 1943, Lancaster EE117 took off from RAF Woodhall Spa at 2151 hours, detailed to attack Peenemunde, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Ustrup, Denmark, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of EE117 were:

Sergeant Alfred Charles Richard Chapman (1579639) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer Peter Mylrea Goldsmith (5105) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant Peter John Horsham (574342) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Wing Commander Irwin John McGhie (33201) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Arthur Mitchell (1426572) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Elmont Gasper Prest (J/15788) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Victor George Stabell (413037) (Second Pilot)
Warrant Officer I Ford Arnold Thompson (R/82736) (RCAF) (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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/240
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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