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Carter, Harold Gordon (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1944-07-29

Male Head


514 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nil Obstare Potest (Nothing can withstand)
RAF Waterbeach
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
Flight Engineer
Service Numbers

Took off from Waterbeach at 21:54 in Lancaster Mk II (Sqn code JI-N Bomber Command) on an operation to Stuttgart Germany.

Shot down (means not found) and crashed at Deinvillers (Voges) where all were first buried.

Killed includes Carter: F/O Richard Jack Bennett RCAF J/28685 KIA Choloy War Cemetery France Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. F/Lt Henry Charles Alfred Chapman RAF KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. F/O James Terence Daly RCAF J/27493 KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. F/Lt Alba Fletcher Fowke RCAF J/24970 pilot KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. F/O Gordon Reginald Murphy RCAF J/36596 KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20. Sgt Sydney Arthur Picton RAF KIA Choloy War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. A. 18-20.

International Bomber Command Centre International Bomber Command Centre

Commonwealth War Graves Commission -harold-gordon/, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Sergeant Harold Gordon Carter was exhumed and reburied.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.II DS813

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.II DS813

JIRAF RoundelH

Delivered to No. 514 Sqn (JI-H) Sep 1943. On 15 Mar 1944 on an operation to Stuttgart, gunner Pilot Officer John J. McNeil was killed in a fighter attack, but the aircraft returned to base. Missing on operation to Stuttgart 28/29 Jul 1943. 372 operational hours.

514 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Nil Obstare Potest

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