Stanley Arthur ABBOTT

ABBOTT, Stanley Arthur

Service Number: 436790
Enlisted: 17 April 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 8 November 1923
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Accidental, Kingussie, Scotland, United Kingdom, 31 August 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cambridge City Cemetery, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Apr 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 436790, Perth, Western Australia
17 Apr 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 436790
31 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 436790, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...436790 Aircraftman (later Flight Sergeant, 463 Squadron) Stanley Arthur Abbott, of Cottesloe, WA. Aircraftman Abbot was a machinery salesman prior to enlisting in April 1943. He trained in Australia and England and was promoted to Sergeant in November 1943. On 11 August 1944 he was promoted to Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) and attached to 463 Squadron. On the night of 31 August 1944, Flt Sgt Abbott and 7 other crew members, (6 RAAF and 1 RAF) were on a training flight over Scotland in Lancaster PD259. The aircraft crashed at Kingussie, near Inverness. All on board were killed. Flt Sgt Abbott was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (