Flying Officer Alan Richard Hammond STONE

Service No: 412039
Born: Duntroon ACT, 11 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Lowood QLD
Died: Air Operations (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-642), off the Queensland Coast, 27 December 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Charles and Alice Maud Mary Stone; husband of Betty Ian Kenilworth Stone, of Woollahra, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flying Officer Stone is listed on the War Memorial of South Australia; as he enlisted from NSW the reason for inclusion on the SA Memorial is not clear.

Beaufort A9-642 went missing off the Queensland Coast to the north east of Brisbane at about 2120 hours on 27 December 1944 while on an anti-submarine patrol. The crew members of A9-642 were:

Flying Officer Allan Gordon Munro (411596) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alan Richard Hammond Stone (412039) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Ashurst Ward (407656) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alfred Ashton Young (437028) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/848


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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