Squadron Leader Antony Charles Letteblere Akroyd STUART

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 72476 (RAFVR)
Born: Claremont WA, 1916
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 76 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Died: Air Operations (No. 76 Squadron Halifax aircraft DK207), Netherlands, 31 August 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Roermond (Kapel In’t Zand) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Limburg, Nethelands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Henry Akroyd Stuart and Helena A. Stuart. B.A. (Oxon.)
Roll of Honour: Unknown

At 0006 hours on 31 August 1943, Halifax DK207 took off from Holme-on-Spalding Moor to attack Monchengladbach, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed at 0358 hours near Grathem, 10 kms south of Roermond, Netherlands, killing five of the crew members.

The crew members of DK207 were:

Sergeant Victor Thomas Bradley (1259352) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald J Doe (1212749) (RAFVR) PoW
Flying Officer Kenneth Holme (139880) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Stuart Cameron MacLennan (R/172701) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Douglas Gordon Jackson Powell (905173) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Squadron Leader Antony Charles Letteblere Akroyd Stuart (72476) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Gordon Williams (156455) (RAFVR) PoW


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