Flying Officer Charles COX

Service No: Unknown
Born: 4 June 1895, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 October 1939
Unit: No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, Parafield SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School Metal Moth aircraft A7-72), near Salisbury SA, 19 March 1940, Aged 44 Years
Cremated: Springvale Crematorium VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Lane Cox and Marion Jane Cox; husband of Violet Eleanor Cox, of North Balwyn
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 3, Victoria Cremation Memorial
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 March 1940, Moth A7-72 crashed three miles from Salisbury, South Australia, at the start of a cross country training flight and both crew members were killed:

The crew members of A7-72 were:

Air Cadet Robin Overton Bowron (Trainee Pilot)
Flying Officer Charles Cox (Instructor Pilot)


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, 53/1/603; A9300 COX C

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