LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Leonard Stanley WILLIAMS

Service No: 403246
Born: Molong NSW, 6 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 58 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Wick
Died: Air Operations: (No. 58 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z9525), Atlantic Ocean, 6 August 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley and Ethel Williams, of Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Earlwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1215 hours on 6 August 1942 Whitley Z9525 took off from Wick to carry out a “Flora” anti-submarine patrol. The aircraft was due back at 2230 hours, but it failed to return to base. In 1949 it was recorded that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of Z9525 were:

Sergeant Edward William Griffiths (1051151) (RAFVR) (Second Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Albert Hooper (984904) (RAFVR) (Third Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Geoffrey Arthur Morgan (1183371) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Edward Thomas Prior (1166112) (RAFVR) (First Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Gordon James Strutt DFM (J/15635) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Leonard Stanley Williams (403246) (Second Pilot)

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 A705, 163/178/378