Flight Lieutenant Stanley Woolgrove Bryant


Unit : 512 Squadron, 46 Group

Service No. : 110866

Awards : Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire


Flight Lieutenant Bryant was shot down on the 18th September 1944. The following is his M.I.9 evasion report, jointly given with 143657 Flying Officer Joseph Henry Parry:


Date of Birth : 17 Feb 12.

R.A.F. Service : Since Aug 40.

Peacetime Profession : Bank cashier.

Private Address : 16a High Street, Barkingside, Essex.


We took off from Broadwell in a Dakota aircraft at 1115 hrs on 18 Sep 44. We were shot down by Flak and crash-landed at about 1424 hrs in a small wood between Hien (N.W. Europe, 1:250,000, Sheet 2a and 3a, E 57) and Dodewaard (E 56). Almost immediately some Dutch farmers hid us in a wood. They gave the wounded members of the crew medical attention and supplies us with dungarees. A little later we were taken to a house in Dodewaard where we stayed until nightfall. We were then put in touch with the local Dutch Underground and taken to a house in Andelst (E 66). Here a doctor was brought in to see us and the wounded again received medical attention.


We remained at this house until 23 Sep, when British forces arrived. We were then taken to a hospital in Nijmegen and later went by convoy to Brussels, where we arrived on 28 Sep.


F/O Parry

Date of Birth : 17 Jan 19.

R.A.F. Service : Since Jun 39.

Post in crew : Wireless operator.

Peacetime Profession : Cabinet maker.

Private Address : 16 Central Avenue, Hanhan, Bristol.


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