The son of James T. and Mary Robina (Paterson) Stanger, Stanley Stanger was wounded by anti-aircraft fire on 23 August 1918. He returned to duty a month later. and during October of that year, he inadvertently landed at an Austro-Hungarian aerodrome. When he realized his mistake, he used his boots as wheel chocks, swung the prop and took off before he could be captured.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Stanley Stanger, R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in destroying six enemy aeroplanes. He did splendid service.
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Stanley Stanger, M.C. (ITALY)
A dashing and determined leader who has frequently engaged enemy formations in superior numbers, inflicting heavy casualties. On 4th October he, in company with another machine, engaged six enemy aeroplanes; three of these were destroyed, Captain Stanger accounting for two. In all he has destroyed five enemy machines, displaying on all occasions great courage and skill.