Leading Aircraftman Harold Edward STOCKER

Service No: 75207
Born: Brisbane QLD, 18 July 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 April 1942
Unit: No. 4 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 54 Troop Carrier Wing USAAF Douglas aircraft 42-23698), near Wau PNG, 27 August 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Fredrick Harold and Delia Francis Stocker; husband of Annie Dorothy Stocker, of Pomona, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Pomona QLD
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 August 1943, three members of a detachment of No. 4 Sqn at Wau were returning to Base by air transport. The transport consisted of 4 Douglas aircraft supplied by No. 54 Troop Carrier Wing USAAF. Shortly after leaving Wau, 42-23698 lost height and crashed. One engine appeared to have stopped and all on board were killed. The Douglas carried a crew of four and the three members of No. 4 Squadron as passengers.


Flight Officer Robert P Hutson (Pilot)
Corporal Sidney Israel (USAAC)
Second Lieutenant Melvin L Kinney (O-669483) (USAAC) (Co-Pilot)
Staff Sergeant Frank A Wise (USAAC)


Corporal Henry Edward Conway (43081) (Fitter Armourer)
Leading Aircraftman Harold Edward Stocker (75207) (Armament Assistant)
Leading Aircraftman John Brough Tarrant (51601) (Armourer)


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, 166/38/25
Pacificwrecks.com Website


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