Leading Aircraftman Charles Willott FLOYD

Service No: 408646
Born: Windsor VIC, 12 June 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft AR916), near Point Cook, 14 December 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Percival and Edith Floyd, of Ringwood
Roll of Honour: Tyabb VIC
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2315 hours on 14 December 1941, Oxford AR916 flown solo by Leading Aircraftman Floyd took off to carry out circuits and landings exercises. The take-off was normal along the flare path and the aircraft climbed to 200 feet. It then commenced a turn to the right and reached about 500 feet. The nose of the aircraft then dropped slightly, and it was then in the attitude of a diving turn to the right. It continued this attitude until approximately 200 feet above the sea and then commenced to climb gently reaching a height 1,000 feet. It then made a diving turn to port and continued in that position until it struck the ground and Leading Aircraftman Floyd was killed. The aircraft crashed three quarters of a mile from Station Headquarters


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, 163/112/90; A9845, 238

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