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Stanley Francis Jefferson joined the RAFVR around August 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned and joined 248 Squadron on 29th September 1940.
He served with the squadron until 5th June 1941. By 1943 he was serving with 35 Squadron, a Halifax unit operating from Graveley.
On 11th November 1943 he was in Halifax HR798 on a sortie to Cannes. On the homeward leg it was shot down by a nightfighter, coming down near Lisieux in France. Jefferson initially evaded but was captured in Paris on 28th December 1943 and sent to Stalag Luft 3.
Other crew members:
Sgt. DG Button KIA
F/Lt. WC Dallin PoW
Sgt. DWC Wade PoW
P/O HB Hall Evaded
Sgt. TR Vass Evaded
Sgt. TW Roberts PoW
Jefferson was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.