Flight Lieutenant Albert George CARLTON

Service No: 412390
Born: Manly NSW, 13 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 357 Squadron (RAF), Jessore, Bangladesh
Died: Air Operations (No. 357 Squadron Liberator aircraft BZ956), Myanmar, 1 November 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Ellen Carlton, of Manly, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Betty Jewel Carlton, of Haberfield, New South Wales.
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

On the 1st November 1944, Liberator BZ956 took off at noon detailed to carry out a special operation. The aircraft crashed near Manpang, Central Burma, in position, 22.05 North 099.21 East on the top most slopes of Loi Anglawng at a height of 8537 feet. In a report by a Recovery Party to the Burma-China border, eyewitnesses stated that “the aircraft was to have dropped supplies on a nearby spot and flares had been lit to guide the aircraft.”

The crew members of BZ956 were:

Warrant Officer I Ernest Joseph Leonard Bolingbroke (R/90953) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Albert George Carlton (412390) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Dennis Leslie Francis (189477) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Peter George Masters (1850121) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Reginald Charles Joffre Powell (412179) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Osbourn Sydney Shave DFC (408527) (Pilot)
Flight Lieutenant Sydney Desmond Titterington DFC (411553) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/690
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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