LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Stanley Dennis MANN

Service No: 153077
Born: North Adelaide SA, 31 May 1926
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 June 1944
Unit: No. 7 Transportation and Movement Office, Finschafen PNG
Died: Ground Accident (Drowned), Finschafen, 14 October 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley Dennis and Ada Mann; husband of Betty Joan Mann, of Evandale, South Australia..
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 14 October 1945 three RAAF members were involved in an incident at Finschafen in which two went missing and were believed to have drowned. The members were:

Leading Aircraftman Kevan John Burns (140267)
Leading Aircraftman John Keith Hardy (153397) Discharged from the RAAF: 21 June 1948
Leading Aircraftman Stanley Dennis Mann (153077)

References:

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 A9301, 153077

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