Leading Aircraftman Charles Tilley Collett SHOPPEE

Service No: 408742
Born: Newport VIC, 24 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft A4-6), Mallala, 13 February 1942, Aged 25 Years
Cremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Collett Shoppee and Victoria Alice Shoppee, of Spotswood
Roll of Honour: Williamstown VIC
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 February 1942, Ansons A4-31 and A4-6 collided after take-off at Mallala and all on board both aircraft were killed.

The crew members of A4-6 were:

Leading Aircraftman Stanley Livingstone McFarlane (408920) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Charles Tilley Collett Shoppee (408742) (Trainee Pilot)

The crew members of A4-31 were:

Leading Aircraftman Keith Grant Hayter (408993) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Keith Allan Mustow (409005) (Trainee 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, 163/161/.166; A9845, 100

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