Stanford Seaton "Bill" Williams born on 4 February 1920 in Orini, New Zealand. After flight training at RCAF 6 Service Flying Training School, in Dunnville (Ontario, Canada) he joined No. 486 Squadron in January 1944. He saw action against V-1s over southern England and later German aircraft over Europe.

On 22 December 1944, while flying SA-B (EJ715) he was shot down by FLAK near Verden and was killed.










Williams' victories in Tempest

Date of Claim Type Claimed Aircraft Serial No Location of Claim Unit
18 June 1944 V-1 SA-P (JN810) 2-3 m off North Foreland 486 Sqn
21 June 1944 V-1 SA-U (JN866) 18 m N Dungeness 486 Sqn
25 June 1944 V-1 SA-Y (JN758) 10 m N Newchurch 486 Sqn
4 July 1944 1/2 V-1 SA-P (JN820) NW Ninfield 486 Sqn
12 July 1944 1/2 V-1 SA-X (EJ523) 12 m N Hastings 486 Sqn
14 July 1944 V-1 SA-Z (JN860) Westerham-Sevenoaks 486 Sqn
19 July 1944 V-1 SA-X (EJ523) Tenterden area 486 Sqn
3 August 1944 V-1 SA-Y (JN858) N Tonbridge 486 Sqn
3 August 1944 V-1 SA-Y (JN858) 12 m NE Hastings 486 Sqn
30 Sept 1944 Bf109 SA-B (EJ715) Didam 486 Sqn
26 Nov 1944 1/2 Ju188 SA-F (EJ577) Münster area 486 Sqn


Aces High 2 by Christopher Shores
Auckland Museum

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