James Stuart WRIGHT

WRIGHT, James Stuart

Service Number: 412746
Enlisted: 20 July 1941, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 26 July 1917
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Dubbo High School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Flying Battle, Tours de Vimiers, France, 16 March 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 6, Row G, Grave 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dubbo Memorial Drive & Rose Garden
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, 412746
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 412746, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 412746
19 Nov 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, 412746, Embarked for overseas service
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 412746

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Stuart and Charlotte Jane Wright of Dubbo, NSW; husband of Mavis Janet Wright of Dubbo, NSW and alater known as Mavis Baker of Coonabarabran, NSW

Plaen was Mustand A209 which disintergrated when it crashed on road while on air operations targeting specials targets of interest

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer James Stuart Wright 412746 was killed when Mustang AM209 of 168 Squadron RAF crashed near Tours de Vimeux, France while on a mission to take photos of the Abbeville area. He was to cross the French coast at Ault and proceed to the target, and exit from France at Point de Quentin.

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

James Stuart Wright, known as Stuart Wright, was recruited for the RAAF when the first Blue Train arrived in Dubbo during October 1940.

Stuart Wright was killed on 16 March 1944 in France during a flying battle. His brother, Arthur, who was in the Australian Army, drown whilst trying to escape from a German POW camp on 1 September 1944.