Sergeant John CARR

Service No: 10169
Born: Manchester, England, 10 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 April 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 101 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: Early Pathfinder Raids (No. 101 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED443), Germany, 21 January 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Matthew William and Mabel Lumb Carr, of Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Horsham VIC
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster ED443 took off from RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor at 1700 hours on the night of 21/22 January 1943, detailed to bomb Essen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Dortmund, Germany and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ED443 were:

Sergeant John Carr (10169) (Fitter IIE / Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Ernest John Chapman (1322050) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant James Sydney Durward (412872) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Kenneth Stanton Kibble (41336) (RNZAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant Matthew Irons Sharpley (964253) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant Gordon Joseph Smale (1377300) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Peter Thomas Windsor Wiltshire (413165) (RNZAF) (Pilot)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/17

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