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Biographical entry Storey, John Stanley (1896 - 1955)

1 November 1896
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
3 July 1955
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


(Sir) John Storey was in charge of the Beaufort Division of the Department of Aircraft Production from 1939. The first licence-built Beaufort bomber was produced in May 1941 and by August 1944 700 aircraft of this type had been delivered.


Born Sydney, 1 November 1896. Died 1955. Educated University of Sydney (BSc). Sometime Director, Department of Aircraft Production, Beaufort Division; sometime Chairman of Directors, Repco Ltd. Director, General Motors-Holden's Ltd 1934-40. President, Institute of Industrial Management; President, Automotive Manufacturers' Association, New South Wales.

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  • Lack, John, 'Storey, Sir John Stanley (1896-1955), Industrialist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 319-323. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker