CHARLES – Hilton David

1810279 – Flight Sergeant – Navigator – 228 Sqn, Coastal Command – Sunderland – KIA at 26

Aircraft was engaged on an anti submarine patrol when it crashed into the sea at 2035hrs on 27 Apr 1945. 7 of the 13 crew members perished. Sunderland RN283, North sea patrol; pilot Flt Lt Chapman. Body never recoved; name listed on Runnymeade Memorial to the RAF Panel 270. Son of Albert Joseph and Mary Charles, of St. Joseph, Trinidad, West Indies.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: CHARLES, HILTON DAVID
Initials: H D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 228 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 27/04/1945
Service No: 1810279
Additional information: Son of Albert Joseph and Mary Charles, of St. Joseph, Trinidad, West Indies.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 270.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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