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Stanley Douglas Frewen

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Stanley Douglas Frewen

May 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/120807

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

428 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George Herbert Frewen, and of Ada Georgina Frewen, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 161 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DISHFORTH CEMETERY
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 72.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Stanley Douglas Frewen is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Stanley Douglas Frewen is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of STANLEY DOUGLAS FREWEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker
  • Cemetery– Dishforth Cemetery, N. Yorkshire (CWGC)
[From http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/he177.html and used with permission of Rich Allenby]
Wellington HE 177 of 428 Sqdn had taken off at 22.07 hours on a mine laying trip.  The pilot tried to land at RCAF East Moor on its return but overshot the runway and crashed at 02.35 hrs. Four were killed in the crash. The aircraft ended up at right angles to the runway in the fields beyond the end of the runway.
Along with F/S Fewen were the following crew: F/S (P) Alexander Simpson, 21, from Oxbow, Sask.; F/O (BA) Arlie B. Douglas, 31, from Edmonton; F Sgt. (WAG) Alfred J. Grenon, age 25, Neepawa, Man.
The rear gunner, Sgt. A. J. Howes, survived the crash.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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