Flight Sergeant Ian Douglas STUART

Service No: 423925
Born: Waverley NSW, 26 December 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 49 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Fiskerton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 49 Squadron Lancaster aircraft JB714), France, 9 June 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Morigny-Champigny Cemetery, Essonne, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Clarence and Ivy Ada Stuart of Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia, husband of Blodwen Stuart, of Hounslow Middlesex, England
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2139 hours on the night of 9 June 1944 Lancaster JB714 took off from Fiskerton to bomb the rail junction at Etampes, France. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter over Morigny-Champigny in the Department of (Essonne), 3 kms north east of Etampes and all on board were killed.

The crew members of JB714 were:

Sergeant Donald Victor Blaikie (1605312) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Laurence Alexander Hinch (1337618) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Leslie John Clifford Rainbow (1386397) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Douglas Albert Sanderson (1322881) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Thomas Stamper Smiley (176033) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Ian Douglas Stuart (423925) (Navigator)
Sergeant Bernard Frank Webb (1876603) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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, 1166/38/554

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