Biography

Birth date: 07 December 1919
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Goondiwindi
Death date: 24 December 2000
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: 565 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 2 OTU RAAF
  • No. 71 Wing
  • No. 3 Squadron
  • No. 75 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: No. 71 Wing
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 75 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2 OTU RAAF
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 75 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2 OTU RAAF
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: No. 71 Wing
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Art

Group Captain Wilfred Arthur

Group Captain Wilfred Stanley Arthur, DFC, RAAF.

ART27539

Technology

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133 : RAAF

The Curtiss P-40E fighter was a single-seat aircraft powered by a V-1710-39 Allison In-line liquid cooled engine. Note: the machine is currently fitted with a -81 model engine. The armament was six M2 0.50 inch calibre Browning machine guns, mounted in the wings. The airframe was manufactured...

REL/20242

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk aircraft A29-133 : RAAF : Rudder fabric

Piece of fabric from the rudder of RAAF P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133. This sample of fabric was removed from the rudder during early restoration work in the 1960s, and was acquired with the aircraft in 1992. The fabric is believed to be aircraft grade linen and has been finished...

REL/20242.001

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk aircraft A29-133 : RAAF : Pilot's seat

Pilot's seat from P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133.

REL/20242.002

Heraldry

Distinguished Service Order : Squadron Leader W S Arthur, 75 Squadron, RAAF

Distinguished Service Order (Geo VI). Engraved on reverse of suspender with the date of award.

REL27812.001

Distinguished Flying Cross : Flight Lieutenant W S Arthur, 3 Squadron, RAAF

Distinguished Flying Cross (Geo VI). Engraved on reverse with date of award.

REL27812.002

Private Record

Sound

Arthur, Wilfred Stanley (565), Wing Commander interviewed by Edward Stokes

Wilfred Stanley Arthur as a wing commander, 75 Squadron RAAF, interviewed by Edward Stokes for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

S00731

Timeline

Date of birth 1919-12-07
Date of honour or award 1942 Distinguished Flying Cross.
Date of honour or award 1943 Distinguished Service Order.
Date of death 2000-12-24