Leading Aircraftman Daniel Alwyen CHECCHI

Service No: 409511
Born: Willaura VIC, 2 November 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft R3561), near Hoyleston SA, 13 May 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Willaura Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Cyril Checchi and Frances Suddaby Checchi, of Willaura
Roll of Honour: Willaura VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 May 1942, Anson R3561 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman Checchi, a Trainee Pilot, crashed into a hill during a rain shower at Hoyleston, South Australia, and he was killed.


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, 163/96/130; A9845, 69

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