LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Wilfrid STONE

Service No: 400070
Born: Toorak VIC, 18 March 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1940
Unit: No. 58 Squadron (RAF), RAF St Eval, Cornwall
Died: Air Operations: (No. 58 Squadron aircraft Z9442), Bay of Biscay, 10 July 1942, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Pirie Stone, of Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Whitley Z9442, based at St Eval, was reported missing on an operational mission in the Bay of Biscay on 10 July 1942.

The crew member of Z9442 were:

Flight Lieutenant Alfred Fleming (84933) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Donald Hatton (751530) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Derek Curzon Johnson (1255175) (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant Jasper Terence Courtenay Long (63235) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer William Ross (115031) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Wilfred Stone (400070) (Observer)

References:

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 A9301, 40070