Personnel Index - Detail

Name
WOOD
First Names
Stanley le Vesconte
Rank
Flying Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
89608
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 5/41 and out 1/42

 

Awarded the DFC.

He flew 6 2nd pilot Hampden operations with 49Sqn.

Stanley was killed on the 25th may 1942 and is buried in Woodchurch, Birkenhead.

Image courtesy of Shirley Broughton

Image courtesy of Shirley Broughton
 



Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses

His DFC award.........


 

Additional details kindly provided by Shirley Broughton:

I am the last person to remember my cousin Stanley. He was born in July 1922 and killed in a flying accident May 1942 at Bircotes.
His father was one of three brothers with a prosperous, well respected grocery business -Woodsons - in Birkenhead and possibly Liverpool.

Stanley went to Repton school. He wanted an MG sports car and, luckily, his parents gave in and he had it aged 20. The car stayed in the family for many years and gave a lot of pleasure. He also had a bull mastiff, Trophy, who again stayed with the family.
When Stanley was killed, the business was eventually sold but the Woods stayed in England.

I'm going to visit his grave at Woodchurch, Wirral. The RBL planted a poppy for me at Royal Wootton Bassett.

More information concerning the training accident.........details open in a new window.