Flying Officer Leo Gabriel CARTER

Service No: 412901
Born: Sydney NSW, 30 October 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Delivery Unit Kittyhawk FL221), near Heliopolis, 4 May 1945, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Elsie Marie Carter, of Colinroobie, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 4th May 1945, Kittyhawk FL221 flown by Flying Officer Carter took off from Baru for delivery to 136 Maintenance Unit. The aircraft crashed shortly after take-off at 1115 hours, and he was killed. The aircraft crashed into the courtyard of the No 3 Infantry Battalion Barracks, Royal Egyptian Army, one mile down Cairo Road from the Heliopolis airfield.


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, 166/7/98

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