Sergeant Charles Jeffrey STEWART

Service No: 408534
Born: Canterbury VIC, 7 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 23 Service Flying Training School (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 23 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft V3323), near Heany aerodrome, 23 May 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Bulawayo War Cemetery, Zimbabwe
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Peter Leslie Bruce and Amy Ruth Stewart, of Hampton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sandringham VIC
Remembered: Panel 134, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 23 May 1942, Oxford V3323 crashed shortly after midnight, half a mile north of the Heany aerodrome, Rhodesia. The aircraft spun in out of low cloud and crashed, killing both crew members.

The crew members of V3323 were:

Flight Lieutenant Frank Brannam (44675) (RAF) (Instructor Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Jeffrey Stewart (408534) (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, 163/163/376


Winter, V.A. (Vincent Adams) Noble Six Hundred: the story of the Empire Air Training Scheme with special reference to Australians who trained in Southern Rhodesia, V.A. Winter Brighton VIC 3186, 1982

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