Stanislaus Vincent CORCORAN


CORCORAN, Stanislaus Vincent

Service Number: 35123
Enlisted: 27 February 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia, 6 August 1916
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Mount Litchfield Station, Northern Territory, Australia , Near Anson Bay, Northern Territory, 3 October 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
R.B.3., Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Fallen Staff of the Rural Commonwealth Bank WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 35123
27 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, RAAF Ground Training Units
27 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 35123, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
3 Oct 1942: Involvement Sergeant, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Denis and Catherine Corcoran of Chatswood, NSW


Sergeant Stanislaus Vincent Corcoran 35123 and Flying Officer Peter Roger Forrest Hughes 412145 were the crew of Wirraway A20-503 of Number 12 Squadron RAAF

The aircraft left Batchelor Strip at 1050hrs on an anti-submarine sortie between Darwin and Cape Forde but didn’t return. Following a 24 hour search, wreckage was sighted crashed near Mount Litchfield Station in the Northern Territory.