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Sgt. (AG) Leslie George Carr

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Sgt. (AG) Leslie George Carr Veteran

Birth
Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Death
28 Aug 1942 (aged 20)
Grand-Hallet, Arrondissement de Waremme, Liège, Belgium
Burial
Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium Add to Map
Plot
Joint grave 9. A. 7-8.
Memorial ID
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Service No: 1330310 - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.


Son of George Lewis and Ellen Lavinia Carr of 8 ,Alexander Road, Bexley, Kent, England.


Part of a five man crew that took off from RAF Marham, Norfolk, at 20:26 hrs on Friday 28th August, 1942, in a Vickers – Wellington III S/No. X3675 for a bombing raid on Nürnberg in Germany.

After take off nothing further was heard and the aircraft was reported as missing in action. It was later discovered that it had been shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Bietmann & Unteroffizier Reinicke of the 5./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield, they crashed at Grand-Hallet, Liege, Belgium.

 

There were three casualties and two survivors, one PoW and one evader.

 

The rest of the crew who died were,

Sgt. William john SHARPE – S/No. 798575 – Air Gunner – RAFVR

W/O. John George SMITH – S/No. 742471 – Pilot – RAFVR

 

The survivors were,

Sgt. Jack Edward COPE – S/No.1377332 - Navigator – RAFVR - Evader

Sgt. Norris John MacKENZIE – S/No. NZ41596 - Wireless Operator – RNZAF – PoW in Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

 


Service No: 1330310 - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Sqdn.


Son of George Lewis and Ellen Lavinia Carr of 8 ,Alexander Road, Bexley, Kent, England.


Part of a five man crew that took off from RAF Marham, Norfolk, at 20:26 hrs on Friday 28th August, 1942, in a Vickers – Wellington III S/No. X3675 for a bombing raid on Nürnberg in Germany.

After take off nothing further was heard and the aircraft was reported as missing in action. It was later discovered that it had been shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Bietmann & Unteroffizier Reinicke of the 5./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield, they crashed at Grand-Hallet, Liege, Belgium.

 

There were three casualties and two survivors, one PoW and one evader.

 

The rest of the crew who died were,

Sgt. William john SHARPE – S/No. 798575 – Air Gunner – RAFVR

W/O. John George SMITH – S/No. 742471 – Pilot – RAFVR

 

The survivors were,

Sgt. Jack Edward COPE – S/No.1377332 - Navigator – RAFVR - Evader

Sgt. Norris John MacKENZIE – S/No. NZ41596 - Wireless Operator – RNZAF – PoW in Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

 



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