Leading James Clifford STANLEY

Service No: 400197
Born: Stoney creek VIC, 4 January 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1940
Unit: No. 1 Air Observers School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Air Observers School DH-84 Dragon aircraft A34-2), Cootamundra, 11 November 1940, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Barrabool Hills Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Clifford and Jessie Margaret Farrington Stanley, of Newtown
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a photographic exercise on 11 November 1940, Dragon A34-2 crashed two miles south west of the Cootamundra aerodrome and the all the crew members were killed.

The crew members were:

Aircraftman Class I John Duff Cameron (24119) (Photographer)
Leading Aircraftman John Head (402016) (Trainee Observer) Fatally injured, Died: 11 November 1940
Pilot Officer James Frederick Hearne (676) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Robert Montgomery (4113) (Trainee Observer)
Leading Aircraftman Ernest Arthur Piercy (404202) (Trainee Observer)
Leading Aircraftman James Clifford Stanley (400197) (Trainee Observer)


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, 53/1/760; A9845, 211

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