CHARTERS Aubery Bute 436266

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Aubery Bute CHARTERS

Service No: 436266
Born: Narrabri NSW, 22 January 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 December 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 7 Service Flying Training School, Deniliquin NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Service Flying Training school Wirraway aircraft A20-299), near Deniliquin, 24 December 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Deniliquin War Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick A. Charters and Isabelle Charters; husband of Hazel Grace Charters, of Bathurst NSW
Roll of Honour: Bathurst NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA
Remembered: Newcastle Boys High School Memorial Entrance World War II, Waratah NSW

On 24 December 1943 at Bradley’s Field satellite aerodrome, Wirraway A20-299 crashed after take-off and the pilot, Leading Aircraftman Charters, flying solo, was killed.  The tail wheel passed over a stick which was thrown up and damaged the tailplane, causing the accident.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 111
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line