Charles Everette Hiltz
Born 12 June 1917, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Died non Battle, 20 September 1942, Monteagle, Hamilton, Tennessee
Son of Charles u. Hiltz and Irene Emeline Echo
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.