Eric Robert STALEY


STALEY, Eric Robert

Service Number: 401679
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Bristol, England, 14 August 1911
Home Town: Swan Hill, Swan Hill, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, New Guinea, 31 December 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 401679

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Eric Robert Staley 401679 was killed when Boomerang A46-134 of 4SQN RAAF crashed into a hill while on an artillery reconnaissance flight in the Gevaria River Valley / Mount Kubari area in New Guinea

The aircraft was located by a commando unit and he was buried on the spot as there was reported evidence of Japanese being in the area