Flight Sergeant Nigel Bruce CARRALL

Service No: 432117
Born: Waratah NSW, 9 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1942
Unit: No. 158 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Lissett
Died: Air Operations (No. 158 Squadron Halifax aircraft LV771), Germany, 4 November 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Bruce Emmet Carrall and Margaret Carrall, of Toronto, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Toronto NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Newcastle Boys High School Memorial Entrance World War II, Waratah NSW

At 1737 hours on the night of 4 November1944 Halifax LV771 took off from Lissett detailed to bomb Bochum, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Watten, a small town 3 kms south east of Kavalaer. Five of the crew members were killed and two were taken prisoner.

The crew members of LV771 were:

Flight Sergeant Nigel Bruce Carrall (432117) (Pilot)
Sergeant R A Gorton (1877467) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer) PoW
Sergeant Horace Lindsay (1869698) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Robert MacPherson (154743) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Donald James Taylor Marr (163554) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Terence James McGrath (432441) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant R C Wood (1812663) (RAFVR) (Mid Gunner) PoW


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, 166/7/694
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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