The crew preparing for flight (L-R) : Sidney Thompson, John Dunne, Charles Nibet, William Wales, Stanley Lawrence, circa 1944.
Stanley Lawrence (3rd from left, back row) and R.A.F Air Crew No. 158 Bomber Squadron, circa 1944.
Last entry in Stanley Lawrence's Pilot's log book dated June 2, 1944, in which his plane was shot down over Emance, France and he was the only survivor. Stanley walked south for three days until he found refuge and later met up with the French Resistance.
Stanley Lawrence attending the unveiling ceremony in the village of Emance, France for the War Memorial dedicated to the air men who lost their lives in 158 Squadron, June 19 1988.
"Our plane was shot down by a Focke Wolfe 190 on the night of June the 2nd and 3rd, 1944, on our eleventh trip."