The Airmen's Stories - P/O D A Stanley
Donald Arthur Stanley of Muswell Hill, Middlesex was born in April 1921 and after leaving school worked for the Northern Assurance Company in the London Head Office. He joined the company in September 1927 and worked in the home accident department.
He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 12 EFTS and 5 FTS , was commissioned and joined 64 Squadron at Leconfield in late September 1940.
He was killed on 25th February 1941 as a Pilot Officer with 611 Squadron, aged 19.
His Spitfire IIa X4592 was shot down off Gravelines by Major Molders of JG51. The Spitfire was a presentation aircraft, 'St. George', donated by the people of Leicester.
Stanley is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 34.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner