Mynett, Stanley (No. 1128561)

Mynett, Stanley

Leading Aircraftman

No. 1128561, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an aircraft accident on Saturday 6 May 1944 (aged 23)

Buried:

Campsall New Cemetery, Yorkshire, England (Grave B. 34)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Campsall War Memorial in Doncaster

BIOGRAPHY

Stanley Mynett’s birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 1920 in Doncaster, Yorkshire and he was a son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Mynett (nee Dey), of Norton, Yorkshire.  Their marriage was registered in the fourth quarter of 1911 in Doncaster and they had at least four children:

Guy (born 1916)

Stanley (born 1920)

Clarice (born 1922)

Vera (born 1923)

Sarah Jane Mynett died in 1923 (when Stanley was 3) and Thomas Mynett died in 1929 (when Stanley was 9).

During the Second World War Stanley Mynett served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  On 6 May 1944, a Miles Martinet aircraft (MS619) from No. 12 Air Gunners School, Bishops Court was low-flying while on drogue-towing duty when it crashed into Strangford Lough about a mile and a half west of the Ards Peninsula coastline and about a mile east of Killyleagh.  Both crew members were killed.  They were the Pilot, Sergeant Victor Wadmore (aged 21) from Sutton, Greater London, and Leading Aircraftman Stanley Mynett from Norton, Yorkshire.

Leading Aircraftman Stanley Mynett (No. 1128561) was buried in Campsall New Cemetery, Yorkshire and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

HIS MEMORY IS OUR GREATEST TREASURE

IN OUR HEARTS HE WILL LIVE FOREVER

Leading Aircraftman Stanley Mynett (No. 1128561) was 23 when he died, and he is commemorated on the Campsall War Memorial in Doncaster.