Flight Sergeant Charles Milton HAWDON

Service No: 439761
Born: Marrickville NSW, 28 October 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 July 1943
Unit at Discharge: No. 8 Operational Training Unit
Discharged from the RAAF:
Died: Illness, New South Wales, 23 May 1947, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Sydney (Waverley) General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Beresford Hawdon and Robina Eileen Hawdon; husband of Peggy Jean Hawdon, of Randwick.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 September 1944, Wirraway A20-469 crashed at Narromine aerodrome in a landing accident, and both the crew members were injured. Flight Sergeant Hawdon was admitted to Station Sick Quarters Narromine with concussion, a fractured nose, shock, and internal injuries.

The crew members of A20-469 were:

Flying Officer William Robert Binning (421881) (Instructor Pilot) Injured, Killed in an Aircraft Accident: 16 January 1945
Flight Sergeant Charles Milton Hawdon (439761) (Pilot under instruction) Injured


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/734; A9845, 194

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