Stanley Joseph JAMES


JAMES, Stanley Joseph

Service Number: 416966
Enlisted: 8 November 1941, Adelaide
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force (attached)
Born: Cheltenham, South Australia, 9 May 1915
Home Town: Seaton, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Pennington School, Woodville High School, South Australia
Occupation: Employed by Messrs. Pavy & Harry, Solicitors
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), New Brunswick, Canada, 26 January 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada
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World War 2 Service

8 Nov 1941: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 416966
8 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 416966, 34 Operational Training Unit (RAAF), Adelaide
26 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Canadian Air Force (attached)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

PO Stanley J. James, previously reported missing, who is now presumed to have lost his life, was the younger son of Mr. C. H. James of Findon avenue, Seaton Park (formerly of Cheltenham and the late Mrs. James. B was educated a the Pennington school and Woodville high school, and was a member of the Australasian Institute of Secretaries and of the Association of Accountants of Australia. While employed by Guinea Airways in Lae, New Guinea, in 1939, he served as a member of the Volunteer Corps. Subsequently he came to Adelaide, and was with Messrs. Pavy & Harry, solicitors until he enlisted with the RAAF in 1941. He went overseas in 1942


Biography contributed by David Barlow

Ventura AE665 of Number 34 Operational Training Unit RCAF was lost at sea off the coast of (Richibucto) New Brunswick, Canada - all crew were listed as missing:

Pilot Officer Stanley Joseph James 416966 RAAF

Pilot Officer Donald Shaw Cormack 414470 RAAF

Sergeant Thomas Matthew Hunter 42329 RNZAF

Their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial