Service Details
Name:
DU PLESSIS
Given Name:
STEPHEN ARNOLD
Initials:
S A
Service No:
905200
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
114 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1941-04-18
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Date of Birth:
1918-07-02
Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Blenheim V5650, Anti-shipping strike, dived to attack five vessels but was hit from astern by Me 110s. Continued to bomb the vessels but was seen to fall into the sea on fire, over the Norwegian coast
Additional
Information:
Son of Jan Stephanus du Plessis and Sarah Susanna du Plessis, of Devondale, Cape Province, South Africa. Born Aberdeen Road, Cape Province. Educated High School Joubertina; General Botha Cadet Draft 1934-5. In 1936 Stephanus Arnoldus du Plessis joined the Prince Line as an Apprentice and served in their Malayan Prince running between America and India. When war broke out he was in London studying at a nautical college for his examination and signed on with RAF as a wireless operator and gunner. Commemoration stone in Cape Town Plumstead Cemetery
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 42.

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