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Carter, Albert Desbrisay DSO & Bar (Major)

Prisoner of War 1919-05-22

Birth Date: 1892-07-05 (age 26)

Born: Pointe de Butte, New Brunswick

Leonard & Ettie Goodwin-Carter

unmarried

Home: Pointe de Butte, New Brunswick.

Decorations: DSO & Bar, MiD(3), CDGB


Distinguished Service Order BarMentioned in DispatchesCroix de Guerre Belgium
Service
RAF
Unit
123 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Swift To Strike
Base
France
Rank
Major
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
A professional soldier, he was commissioned in March 1911. In the infantry he had risen to the rank of Major when he was wounded. On recovery he transferred to the RAF. After flight training he was posted to 19 Squadron in the summer of 1917 and to 123 Sqn (all Canadian) at the end of the war. He was killed in 1919 in a flying accident when a Fokker DVII he was testing broke up in the air. He shot down 28 enemy aircraft.

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123 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Swift To Strike

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