MESSUM, Stanley Ernest


rank: F/O
status: kia
airforce: RCAF    (no: 19447 )
born: 1916-10-07 Lloydminster Canada

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This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.

This Pilot's entry: cause of death was kia, burial location Germany, pilot was married, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( may have more information on family.

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Stanley Ernest Messum qualified as a Sergeant pilot under R/76772 before being commissioned in 1943.

From Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Apr 6/45 age 29. #443 Hornet Squadron (Our Sting Is Death.) F/O Messum was flying Spitfire aircraft #MS 670 on a patrol north-west of Lingen, Germany when his aircraft was hit by flak. F/O Messum reported by r/t that he was going to bail out but was not seen to do so. The aircraft was seen to crash and blow up on a roadside south of Mundersum, Germany. Flying Officer Pilot Messum was buried in a field adjacent to the crash, exhumed, and reburied in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.


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