Flight Sergeant Malcolm John STANDLEY

Service No: 407303
Born: Murray Bridge SA, 18 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF:
Unit: No. 76 Squadron (RAF), RAF Middleton St George, Durham
Died: Air Operations (No. 76 Squadron Halifax aircraft R9365), France, 17 September 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hurtle Josiah and Beulah Rose Standley, of Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Murray Bridge SA
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Halifax R9365 took off from RAF Middleton St George at 2035 hours on the night of 16/17th September 1942, detailed to bomb Essen Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. R9365 was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0036 hours on 17th September 1942 at Rubrouck (Nord), 14 kms north west of Hazebrouck, France. All the crew members were killed

The crew members of R9365 were:

Flying Officer Alexander Craven Campbell (407890) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant William Norman Geddie (968122) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Alan Moffat (755366) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Ralph Runnicles (1309498) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Malcolm John Standley (407303) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Stanley George White (1285421) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Samuel Arundall Witchell (1194265) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 163/163/508


Chorley W R, To See the Dawn Breaking: 76 Squadron Operations, W R Chorley Devon UK, 1981

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