Flying Officer Patrick Leo McCARTIN

Service No: 419328
Born: Geelong VIC, 7 December 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ND911), Germany, 20 November 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kamp Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Michael Albert James McCartin and Anastatia Clare McCartin, of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Geelong VIC
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster ND911 took off from RAF Mepal at 1247 hours on 20th November 1944 detailed to bomb Homburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. Six of the crew were killed and Sergeant Gray became a Prisoner of War.

The crew members of ND911 were:

Sergeant Dennis George Albert Bryer (1874880) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant J Gray (177605) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner) PoW
Flying Officer Leonard Arthur Martin (153528) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Patrick Leo McCartin (419328) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Miles (187426) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Phillip Francis Smith (427206) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant William John Warlow (1653307) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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 A9300, McCARTIN P L

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