Flying Officer Charles Guy RILEY

Service No: 416285
Born: Adelaide SA, 21 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 453 Squadron, RAF Station Drem, East Lothian
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 453 Squadron Spitfire VB aircraft EN774), near Crail, Scotland, 1 August 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Leslie Daniel Burfitt Riley and Minnie Frances Riley, of Burnside, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Burnside SA
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flying Officer Riley was killed in 1 August 1942 when Spitfire EN 774 crashed 3 kms north of Crail during aerobatics and an air-to-air combat exercise above 10,000 feet.


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 A705, 163/55/201


Bennett, J. (John) Defeat to Victory: No. 453 Squadron RAAF, RAAF Museum Point Cook VIC 3029, 1994

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