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Carter, George Arthur (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed in Action 1940-February-24

Birth Date: 1913 (age 27)

George Edward & Mary Carter

May Carter, of Nottingham.

Service
RAF
Unit
229 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
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Rank
Leading Aircraftman
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
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
747780

Took off from Digby at 21:00 on a Searchlight Co-op exercise. Pilot was dazzled by the lights (he was flying too low) became disoriented and crashed.

Killed: LAC George Arthur Carter (Canadian) RAF KIA Nottingham Southern Cemetery Sec. H.20. Grave 77. P/O Peter Francis Napier Lomax RAF pilot KIA St. John Additional Burial Ground London Row A. Grave 74/75. Lt J G Winks RE passenger Welford Road Cemetery Leicester.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Burial
Google Map Nottingham Church Cemetery, UK
Sec H20 Grave 77

Bristol Blenheim

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3602838)
Bristol 142M Blenheim Mk.V, RAF (Serial No. DJ702).

The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War. The aircraft was developed as Type 142, a civil airliner, in response to a challenge from Lord Rothermere to produce the fastest commercial aircraft in Europe. The Type 142 first flew in April 1935, and the Air Ministry, impressed by its performance, ordered a modified design as the Type 142M for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a bomber. Deliveries of the newly named Blenheim to RAF squadrons commenced on 10 March 1937. Wikipedia

YouTube Bristol Blenheim Bomber

Wkikpedia Bristol Blenheim

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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last update: 2021-10-05 20:09:43

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