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Carlyle, Walter Beattie (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-July-21

Birth Date: 1919 (age 23)

J W Carlyle & Agnes Carlyle

Home: Sutherland, Saskatchewan (parents)

Service
RCAF
Unit
106 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pro Libertate (For freedom)
Base
RAF Coningsby
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Pilot
Service Numbers
J/9143

Took off from Coningsby for a practice bombing sortie but crashed almost immediately after take-off due to failure of the port inner engine.

Witnesses to the crash stated that the Lancaster climbed slowly to about 200 feet before stalling and falling near the airfield.

Killed: P/O Walter Beattie Carlyle RCAF J/9143 pilot KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1285. F/Sgt Albert Graham Gibson RCAF R/70724 KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1288. P/O George Robert Hanna RCAF J/8615 KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1287. F/Sgt John Edward Stuart Walker RCAF R/77410 KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1284. Sgt Alfred Maurice Blyth RAF KIA Twickenham Cemetery Plot I. Row R. Class C. Grave 54. Sgt John Kenneth Marshman RAAF KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1286. Sgt Robert Muir Mathieson RAF KIA Coningsby Cemetery Row 65. Grave 1275. AC1George Edward Smith RAF KIA Southborough Cemetery Sec. 11. Grave 385. Sgt John Teevin RAF KIA Dysart Cemetery Kirkcaldy Old Ground. Compt. B.B.N. South. LAC Herbert Roy Forster RAF KIA St. Mary Church Cemetery Walkley Sec. F. Grave 171.

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Crew on Lancaster Mk.I R5576

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I R5576

Delivered to No. 106 Sqn May 1942. In the No. 106 Sqn Conversion Flight. Crashed on take-off 21 Jul 1942.


106 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pro Libertate

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