WALLACE Charles Martin 38377

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Charles Martin WALLACE

Service No: 38377
Born: Tammin WA, 12 September 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 April 1941
Unit: No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School, Ballarat VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School Wackett trainer aircraft A3-132), Brewster VIC, 21 March 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Wallace, of York, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: York WA
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 1101 hours on 21 March 1943, Wackett Trainer A3-132 crashed at Brewster and both its crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is listed as “obscure”. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman David Archibald Odgers (427623)
Sergeant Charles Martin Wallace (38377) (Pilot)

References:

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, 182