Charles Everette Hiltz was born on 12 June 1917 at Mecklenburg, North Carolina, to Charles u. Hiltz and Irene Emeline Echo.
He Died non Battle, 20 September 1942 at Monteagle, Hamilton, Tennessee
Private First Class
PFC Hiltz was a Radio Operator & Mechanic on a BT-13A Valiant trainer aircraft, (serial #41-10972). He died of massive trauma to all parts of the body due to a plane crash at Monteagle, Tennessee.
The Kingsport Times, 21 September 1942
Winchester, Tenn. – Two army fliers were killed Sunday when an army observation plane crashed on the Cumberland Plateau between Monteagle and Sewanee.
The men were identified as Second Lieutenant Jack D. Sikes, 22, of Eastland, Texas and Private First Class Charles E. Hiltz of Chattanooga.
Coroner Robert Sims of Franklin County said the craft smashed into a fog-shrouded mountain top. Bodies of the two fliers were removed to the Station Hospital, Camp Forrest, Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 23 September 1942
Funeral services for Private First Class Charles “Bud” Hiltz, 25, who was killed in a plane crash near Monteagle, Tenn., Sunday, will be held at the Northside Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 12 June 1917
- Date of death: 20 September 1942
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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