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Carmichael, John Archibald (Flying Officer)

Prisoner of War 1944-April-27

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba

207 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Semper Paratus Always prepared
RAF Spillsby
Flying Officer
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
PoW: 4716

Took off from Spilsby at 21:11 in Lancaster Mark I (Sqn code: EM-K Bomber Command) on an operation to Schweinfurt Germany.

Shot down by a night fighter and six of the crew baled out before it crashed at Reichental

Killed: Flight Sergeant Raymond Oswell Watts RAAF KIA Durnbach War Cemetery grave 3. H. 1.

POWs includes Carmichael: Flying Officer Albert Alexander Seibel RCAF J/25532 POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria. Sergeant Henry Tennyson Exley RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Flight Sergeant William Allan Griffen RAAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria. W/O Lewis Lundi Ingannis RAF POW camp not listed. Squadron Leader Albert Norman Jones RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria.

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Lancaster ME631

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 ME631

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Mk. I per CASPIR & Lancaster File reference text; Mk. III per RAF Commands. Mk. I per Mason and Robertson. Delivered to No. 207 Sqn (EM-K) Feb 1944. Missing on operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 1944.

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