Pilot Officer James Marshall CARTER

Service No: 410450
Born: Seymour VIC, 17 March 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1942
Unit: No. 102 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Pocklington
Died: Air Operations: (No. 102 Squadron Halifax aircraft LM179), Germany, 16 January 1945, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Angus Carter and Christina Carter; husband of Kitty Carter, of Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Yarrawonga VIC
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1838 hours on the night of 16 January 1945 Halifax LM179 took off from Pocklington detailed to bomb Magdeburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. A Missing Research and Enquiry team reported “the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter. It circled the village of Wolfshagen Germany, twice and finally plunged to the ground about one kilometre from the village.” All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of LM179 were:

Pilot Officer James Marshall Carter (410450) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Ernest Leroy Davis (J/90989) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Warrant Officer Daniel Galbraith (1344926) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Squadron Leader Arthur Henry Jarand (33060) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Enoch Edward Pope (2220967) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant George Crooks Telfer (1825587) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Wilson (1803275) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/7/805

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