Stanley Frederick Maunder (1916 - 1944)

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Stanley Frederick Maunder
1916 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
Stanley Frederick Maunder, father to 1 child, was born around May 1916 in Portsmouth. He was born to John Maunder and Jessie Marie Primrose Maunder (Gardner), with sibling John. He married Diana Joyce Maunder (Dew). He was the parent of Keith John Maunder with an unlisted partner. Stanley died on August 25, 1944 at Aignerville, Aignerville, Lower Normandy France at age 28.


Stanley Frederick Maunder Biography

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Stanley Frederick Maunder

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Stanley Maunder was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire County


Stanley Maunder died on at Aignerville, in Aignerville, Calvados County, Lower Normandy France 14710

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Friendly fire

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Bayeux War Cemetery V. A. 26., in England


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Metropolitan Police, then the Royal Air Force. He flew for the SOE.

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Service number: 128021
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 570 Sqdn.

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Stanley Frederick Maunder Family Tree

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John Maunder
May 4, 1886 - Aug 25, 1958
Jessie Marie Primrose Maunder (Gardner)
Born: Nov 18, 1880
Gosport, England, United Kingdom



Stanley Frederick Maunder & Diana Joyce Maunder (Dew)

Stanley Frederick Maunder



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I believe that Stanley was involved in the attack on Arnhem Bridge, towing gliders carrying Allied Troops. His final mission took place in August 1944 - over 2 months after the D Day landings and about one month before his son was born. He took off from Harwell at 2310 hours on 24th August on an SOE operation over France. At about 0140 hrs. at a position ESE of Brest on the Brittany Peninsular in Northern France he encountered anti-aircraft fire. He was clearly not expecting enemy fire and it was subsequently identified as Allied Fire (probably from the Americans). He let go the colours of the period to identify the plane, but two further bursts of fire were encountered, damaging the port engine. The plane was turned onto a reciprocal course and reached the vicinity of the Normandy coast by which time they were searching for somewhere to land. They radioed for assistance, but none was forthcoming. At about 0310 hrs. flames were noticed coming from the engine. At this time the aircraft commenced violent vibration and became very difficult for Stanley to control. He then gave the order to abandon the aircraft. The Air Gunner, Navigator, Flight Engineer, Bomb Aimer and Wireless Operator all bailed out, by which time the plane was at about 1,000 ft. The Pilot stayed at the controls at least until the last of the crew had jumped, crashed with the aircraft and was killed. Fortunately all of the crew survived, although one, the Air Gunner, was injured.

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1916 - 1944 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Stanley Frederick Maunder was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1921, by the time he was just 5 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1925, he was merely 9 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1937, he was 21 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, in the year of Stanley Frederick Maunder's passing, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

Other Biographies

Other Maunders

Thomas William Maunder
around 1899 - Oct 31, 1918
Victor Maunder
around 1898 - Feb 21, 1918
W R Maunder
around 1896 - Oct 7, 1916
William Maunder
around 1892 - Aug 2, 1916
William Henry Maunder
Died: Dec 10, 1916
William John Maunder
Died: Sep 1, 1916
William Richard Maunder
around 1922 - Jan 18, 1943
William Thomas Maunder
Died: May 5, 1915

Other Bios

Thomas William Maunder
around 1899 - Oct 31, 1918
Victor Maunder
around 1898 - Feb 21, 1918
W R Maunder
around 1896 - Oct 7, 1916
William Maunder
around 1892 - Aug 2, 1916
William Henry Maunder
Died: Dec 10, 1916
William John Maunder
Died: Sep 1, 1916
William Richard Maunder
around 1922 - Jan 18, 1943
William Thomas Maunder
Died: May 5, 1915
Arthur Herbert Maunders
around 1897 - Aug 2, 1917
C H Maunders
Died: Aug 17, 1916
Charles Maunders
around 1882 - Jul 16, 1915
G Maunders
Died: Mar 13, 1915
Geoffrey Frank Stuart Maunders
around 1916 - Nov 3, 1943
George Victor Maunders
around 1905 - May 27, 1944
Harriet Rose Maunders
around 1893 - Nov 8, 1940
J H Maunders
Died: Mar 2, 1917
Jack Silvester Maunders
around 1922 - Jan 21, 1945
Leonard Maunders
Died: Sep 25, 1914
Maurice Maunders
around 1889 - Oct 30, 1914
Maurice Maunders
around 1919 - May 29, 1940
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