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Carter, Henry William Tilson (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-August-30

Birth Date: 1917-November-06 (age 26)

Henry Joseph & Hannah Carter

Home: Regina, Saskatchewan (parents)

Service
RCAF
Unit
106 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pro Libertate (For freedom)
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
Navigator
Service Numbers
J/94491

Lancaster Mk.III JB593

Bombing 1944-August-29 to 1944-August-30

I 189 Lancasters of 5 Group carried out one of the most successful 5 Group attacks of !hi.I war on this target at extreme range. Only 480 tons of bombs could be carried hecause- of the range of the target but severe damage was caused around the 4 separate aiming points selected. This success was achieved despite a zo-minute delay Ill Opening the attack because of the presence of low cloud; the bombing force waited patiently using up precious fuel, until the marker aircraft found a break in the clouds and the Master Bomber, Wing Commander J. Woodroffe, probably 5 Group's most skilllcd Master Bomber, allowed the attack to commence. Bomber Command estimated that 41 per cent of all the housing and 20 per cent of all the industry in Konigsberg were destroyed. There was heavy fighter opposition over the target and 15 Lancasters, 7·9 per cent of the force, were lost.

source: The Bomber Command War Diaries, Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt

Crew of Lancaster JB593

Pilot G/C (26144) William Neil McKechnie GC RAF aged 37, son of Lt.-Col. William Ernest McKechnie, I.M.S., and Marion A. McKechnie; husband of Mary Roma McKechnie, of Musselburgh, Midlothian has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 200 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 875 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66556 RAF & RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World War

Flight Engineer Sgt (184151) Robert Barclay Clarke RAF(VR) aged 28, son of Robert Barclay Clarke and Jessie Fargie Clarke, of Ealing, Middlesex has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 210 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 876 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66410 RAF & RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World Wa

Navigator F/S (R/181517 – later P/O J/94491) Henry Wilson Tilson Carter RCAF aged 26, son of Henry Joseph and Hannah Carter, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 249 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 877 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 13689 RCAF personnel that died during the Second World War

Air Bomber F/O (52570) Edward Eric Fletcher RAF aged 29, son of Edward and Deborah Fletcher; husband of Ada Elizabeth Fletcher, of Chippenham, Wiltshire has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 206 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 878 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66551 RAF & RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World Wa

Wireless Operator Sgt (1582911) Charles Colin Jeffrey RAF(VR) aged 21, son of Charles Bertram Jeffrey and Rosa Mary Jeffrey has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 232 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 879 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66459 RAF & RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World Wa

Air Gunner Sgt (645750) Douglas Forester RAF aged 26, son of William Reuben and Edith Forster, of Macclesfield, Cheshire; husband of Joan Forster, of Macclesfield has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 217 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 880 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66552 RAF &RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World War<./p>

Air Gunner F/S (967795) Ernest Lewis Collins RAF(VR) age? He has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 216 on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey. He is Reference No. 881 in the section ‘Died in aircraft struck off charge, No.106 Squadron and Reference No. 66413 RAF &RAF(VR) personnel that died during the Second World Wa

source: Buzz Hope"and in the morning" data base

Took off from Metheringham at 20:23 in Lancaster Mk III (Sqn code ZN-T Bomber Command) on an operation to Konigsberg Germany.

Lost over Konigsberg, cause of loss not found.

Killed: P/O Henry William Tilson Carter RCAF J/94491 KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 249. P/O Robert Barclay Clarke RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 210. F/Sgt Ernest Lewis Collins RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 216. F/O Edward Eric Fletcher RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 206. F/Sgt Douglas Forster RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 217. Sgt Charles Colin Jeffrey RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 232. G/C William Neil McKechnie RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 200.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Find-A-Grave.com

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

Pilot Officer Henry William Tilson Carter has no known grave.

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.III JB593

Lancaster JB593 was one of 550 aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd. Newton Heath Manchester under Contract No.1807 and Requisition No.8545 and delivered to No.106 Squadron at RAF Station Metheringham, Lincolnshire No.5 Bomber Group for operational service on Saturday 6th November 1943.

On Monday 5th June 1944 the aircraft was categorised ‘AC’ and was repaired on site by another Unit or Contractor and returned to No.106 Squadron five days later. Having failed to return from the night’s operation to attack Konigsberg on Tuesday 29thAugust 1944 Lancaster JB593 became the 212th aircraft from the Squadron to become non-effective and struck off charge by the Squadron, the 45th Squadron aircraft flying out of Metheringham, the 11th aircraft assigned to attack Konigsberg and the 2.127th aircraft from No.5 Bomber Group to become non-effective and struck off charge.

Lancaster JB593 was struck off charge by the Squadron on Wednesday 30th August 1944; Recorded on A.M. Form 78 the airframe had a total of 638 hours 5 minutes flying time logged against the airframe

source: Buzz Hope"and in the morning" data base


1943-11-06 Taken on Strength 106 2022-12-19
1944-08-30 Struck off Strength 106 Total on air frame 638 hours, 5 minutes 2022-12-19

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

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