Thame Remembers Flight Sergeant Stanley Riswin Colbert
Stanley Colbert was born on 26th September 1921 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. His parents were George Cyril and Olive Bertha Colbert.
The family later lived in Cuxham, Oxfordshire from where Stanley attended Lord Williams’s School.
In the early years of World War Two Stanley enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as a pilot (service number 1165025). He flew Lancaster Mk III bombers with 97 Sqn based at RAF Woodhall Spa, Nr Lincoln.
On 9th January 1943 his aircraft R5738D was on a mission to bomb Essen, Germany and crashed near Maasbree on the Dutch side of the Dutch/German border east of Eindhoven at 17.07pm. Stanley is buried along with the rest if his crew in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegan, Netherlands.
He is remembered in Thame on the Lord Williams’s School Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegan, Netherlands on 01st October 2014 by Brian and Julie West