M.403  First Officer  Stanley Richard Herringshaw
flag england b. 2 Mar 1905, Erith, Kent 

6 Apr 1941 to 23 Jan 1944

[1,002 days] 

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ed. at Elborow and Rugby

m. 1936 Myra Helen [Small], 3 children

RAFO from 1928 to 1941; Studied Engineering at Imperial College London, then an Aeronautical Draughtsman for Fairey & Co.

prev. exp. 188 hrs in 'Hart, Audax, DH87, DH Tiger Moth, Miles Hawk, Blackburn B2'

Address in 1941: 12 St Mary's Walk, Hayes, Middx. Later moved to "Ashfield", Milmer Rd, Burnham, Bucks.

Originally applied to ATA in Aug-1940 but withdrew owing to 'circumstances beyond my control', and re-applied in Mar-41.

Postings: 1FPP

"A keen, hardworking pilot who is progressing well, and developing into a first rate ferry pilot. Discipline Good." [Frankie Francis] He was offered a place as an instructor but turned it down as he wanted to continue ferrying, and felt he did not have the right temperament to be an instructor.

Beaufort I

d. 23 Jan 1944 [Died in ATA Service] in Beaufort N1001 which crashed at Chobham, Surrey, after a fire in the port engine caused by a 'seizure of a wrist pin'.

Buried Maidenhead (Section D No, 16W)


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Third Officer [Flight Engineer] Stanley Edwin Cooke also died. 

 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):download grey

Stanley Cooke: download grey


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