Pilot Officer Charles Robey COVENTRY

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 40606 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 63 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Benson, Oxfordshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 63 Squadron Anson I aircraft N5073), English Channel, 1 December 1939, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles James Coventry and Alice Jane Coventry, of Brighton, South Australia. Barrister
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 1, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Anson N5073 took off from Benson at 0930 hours for a navigation flight to Bude in Cornwall and then continuing over the sea for 50 miles before returning to base via Trevose Head. The aircraft was lost without trace. The crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

The crew members of N5073 were:

Aircraftman Class 2 James Crompton Buckland (619734) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Angus Cameron (41900) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Charles Robey Coventry (40606) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Alvin Gordon Gibson (581212) (RAF)
Aircraftman Class 2 Hugh Oliver Wilson Gormlay (543996) (RAF)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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