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Flying Officer Stanley Hoy - RAFVR

 
 Flying Officer Stanley Hoy was serving as Bomb Aimer on board Lancaster Mk.I R5676 when it took off from Swinderby on a training exercise on February 12, 1943. The aircraft broke up in flight after its starboard wing failed, it crashed at approximately 1005hrs at Oldfields Farm, Sturton by Stow some 8 miles NW of Lincoln. None of the crew survived.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O Sydney Jones

RAFVR

Pilot

Epping, Essex

-

Sgt William Raeside

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Kilmarnock, Scotland

26

F/O Felix Krish

RAFVR

Navigator

Fulham, London

26

F/O Stanley Hoy

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Beverley,E.Yorkshire

31

Sgt John Westwood

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Wychbold,Worcestershire

22

F/Sgt Gerald Kennedy

RCAF

M/U Gunner

Elm Creek, Manitoba

20

Sgt Thomas Jackson

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

Coundon,Durham

23

LAC Elijah Redfern

RAFVR

Passenger

Derby

23

 Tragically the Hoy family lost another son just one month earlier, also in a training accident, when their son Cyril was killed piloting a Wellington with 11 Operational Training Unit.

 

Cyril and Stanley Hoy

 

Stanley Hoy is buried with his younger brother, Cyril, in a joint grave at Hull Eastern cemetery. 

Cyril and Stanley Hoy's grave.

Flying Officer Stanley Hoy RAFVR was the son of Herbert and Agnes Dorothea Hoy of Hull and husband of Violet of Beverley.

 

 
 
  Photos courtesy of Graham Walker, special thanks to Errol Martyn, research by Linda Ibrom.