Flight Lieutenant Charles Stanford HILL

Service No: 272324
Born: Charleville QLD, 2 October 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 October 1940
Unit: No. 2 Air Ambulance Unit, Archerfield QLD
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Ambulance Unit Ryan Trainer aircraft A50-10), Macrossan QLD, 25 April 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Charters Towers War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward and Annie Isabel Hill; husband of Elizabeth Adelaide Hill, of Southport
Roll of Honour: Charters Towers
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Ryan Trainer aircraft A50-10 crashed just after takeoff from Macrossan at 1440 hours and its two pilots were killed. The aircraft climbed to about 200 feet in a gusty cross wind and then turned onto its back and dived, crashing into timbered country about 300 metres from the airstrip. Flying Officer Ingham was killed in the crash and Flight Lieutenant Hill died at 1600 hours. The crew members were:

Flight Lieutenant Charles Stanford Hill (272324) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer Leonard Jack Ingham (400803) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 94

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