Field, Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley 


1916 - 1943
Service no.1245817
Born March 11, 1916
DiedAugust 20, 1943


Charles Stanley

Gateway School 1929-32

Son of Arthur and Emily Field.

Flight Sergeant Field was one of the crew of Wellington HF688 that failed to return from an operation to Italy, having probably crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. He is commemorated on the Malta War Memorial, Panel 7, Column 1.

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The Malta Memorial commemorates almost 2,300 airmen who lost their lives during the Second World War whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The Memorial was unveiled by The Queen on 3 May 1954. The memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington, R.A., while the eagle which surmounts the column is the work of the sculptor Charles Wheeler, R.A.

Crew were:

  • Sergeant Bernard Charles Louis Boyd, 338360
  • Sergeant Ronald Sidney Facey, 1271386 Flight Sergeant Charles Stanley Field, 1245817
  • Flight Sergeant Bryant Frederick Sedgley, 416618
  • Sergeant Clive George Taylor, 1579604