Charles Frederick WALTERS

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WALTERS, Charles Frederick

Service Number: 435468
Enlisted: 21 May 1943, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 18 April 1925
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Royan, France, 5 January 1945, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England - Panel 284 Roll of Honour - Ipswich, QLD
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 May 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 435468, Enlisted at Brisbane
5 Jan 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 435468, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

Charles family as told by my mother

My mother (Jacqueline Marjorie Dickinson nee Duthie) tells me that Charles was her cousin. Charles parents were Charles Frederick Walter born in 1892 who married Josephine. Charles Frederick senior was my grandmother's (Elizabeth May Rosina Duthie nee Walter) brother. The family lived in Ipswich and that is where Charles junior was born. He was the youngest of 7 children. The families name was actually Walter without the s.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Frederick and Josephine Walters of Ipswich, QLD

Plane was Lancaster PB 695 lost while on air operations over Royan, France when it collided with Lancaster PB 617 and crashed over Royan. Both Lancasters were fully manned by Australian crews off which only three bodies of the PB 695 crew were found. Fate of the crew of PB 617 is not known

 

From ADF Serials http://www.adf-serials.com.au/lancaster.htm

463 Sqn. 28-10-44 to 4-1-45. JO-R.
21 Missions.
Lost 4/5/01/45 Royan.
21 Missions. Lost.
22 missions recorded in the ORBS with the first 28/29-Oct-1944 to Bergen.
The last mission was to Royan on 4/5-Jan-1945.
The crew listed for this last mission in the ORBS are Pilot F/O J Milne RAAF, F/Engineer Sgt E A Freeman RAF, Nav F/S J A Brown RAAF, B/Aimer F/S C L Fincham RAAF, Wireless Op W/O W A Simpson RAAF, MU Gunner F/S J F Prince RAAF, Rear Gunner F/S C F Walters RAAF.

 

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