Sergeant Raymond Clyde CHARLTON

Service No: 411862
Born: Queanbeyan NSW, 1 May 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett aircraft A3-59), near Brewster VIC, 31 December 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Arthur and Mary Henrietta Charlton, of Yarralumla, ACT
Roll of Honour: Canberra ACT
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0845 hours on the 31 December 1942, Wackett Trainer A3-59 crashed at Brewster via Beaufort, Victoria, and the crew members were killed. The aircraft was on an airframe test and struck some trees while conducting unauthorised low flying.

The crew members of A3-59 were:

Sergeant Raymond Clyde Charlton (411862) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant William Edward Littlejohn (4629) (Fitter II Airframe)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/3; A9845, 181

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