Stanley Slade was born in Henley, Oxfordshire to parents Joseph Stanley and Winifred Mary Slade. He was married to Mary Theresa Slade.
Stanley attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame prior to joining the RAF as aircrew, service number 143997.
He was serving with the Canadians in 405 (Vancouver) Sqn based at Gransden Lodge in Bedfordshire. Their Lancaster Mk III JB120 took part in a multi bomber raid on Hanover taking off on 27 September 1943. JB120 was one of 49 bombers lost that night. It was lost without a trace indicating that it probably went down over the North Sea. The crew are all recorded as being killed on 28 September 1943.
He is commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey and is remembered in Thame on Lord Williams’s School Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey on 14th December 2014 by Margaret Bretherton (Thame Remembers)