CURTIS, Stanley Noel

Plane was a Wellington X3965 of the RAF 166 Sqd. which was dispatched from Kirmington, Lincolnshire U.K to attack Bochum, Germany. The plane failed to return and was later revealed to have been shot down by German pilot F.W Heinz Vinke 20 km west of Zandvoort, Netherlands. The crew were officially presumed dead.

Last Name
CURTIS
Given Names
Stanley Noel
Service Number
401744
Date of Birth
15/06/1918
Birth Location
Rushworth VIC.
Enlistment Date
28/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
29/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 14
Intake Date
29/05/1941
Finish Date
17/11/1941
To
2BAGS Port Pirie
Kill or Discharge Date
30/03/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
166 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
30/03/1943
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Notes

Plane was a Wellington X3965 of the RAF 166 Sqd. which was dispatched from Kirmington, Lincolnshire U.K to attack Bochum, Germany. The plane failed to return and was later revealed to have been shot down by German pilot F.W Heinz Vinke 20 km west of Zandvoort, Netherlands. The crew were officially presumed dead.

Posting on Death
166 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - CURTIS Stanley Noel - Service Number 401744 (ITS Port Pirie)
1WAGS - CURTIS Stanley Noel - Service Number 401744 (ITS Port Pirie)
1 WAGS - CURTIS Stanley Noel - 401744 [Curtis on right at Trafalgar Square London]

Acknowledgements

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