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29/30.03.1943 No. 429 Squadron Wellington III BK540 Sgt. Harry D.G. Carty

Operation: Bochum

Date: 29/30th March 1943 (Monday/Tuesday)

Unit: 429 Squadron RCAF (Bison.)              

Type: Wellington III      

Serial: BK540      

Coded: AL -?

Base: RAF East Moor, Yorkshire

Location: North Sea - exact location not yet known      

Pilot: Sgt. Harry Dennis Gordon Carty RAFVR 1334945. Age 20. Missing

Obs: Fl/Sgt. David Lachlan Bain RCAF R/106671. Age 27. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Eric Kelvin Hart RAFVR 1115910 Age 34. Missing

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Robert Eccles Scott RAFVR 1126204 Age 21. Missing     

Air/Gnr: Sgt. William Frederick Whiteland RAFVR 1336444 Age 20. Missing

REASON FOR LOSS:

Took-off at19.45hrs from East Moor. The aircraft load - 2 X 500 General Purpose bombs, 360 X lb. incendiaries, 16 X 30 lb. incendiaries.

Last heard by Hull D/R at 20.43hrs, at which time the aircraft was in position 5333E 0140N.

Fl/Sgt. David Bain rests in Fourfelt cemetery in Esbjerg. His body was brought into Esbjerg harbour on the 9th July, laid to rest on 12th July 1942 - the remainder of the crew are still classed as missing.

                    

Burial Details:

Sgt. Harry Dennis Gordon Carty. Runnymede Memorial Panel 144. Son of Harry John and Ann Keziah Carty, of Chingford, Essex, England.

Fl/Sgt. David Lachlan Bain. Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery. Grave A111.7.22. Son of James M. and Jean Sutherland Bain, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Born 31st January 1916.

Fl/Sgt. Eric Kelvin Hart. Runnymede Memorial Panel 137. Son of William Edward and Alice Louise Hart; husband of Betty Hart, of Coniston, Yorkshire, England.

Sgt. Robert Eccles Scott. Runnymede Memorial Panel 164. Son of James Scott, and of Jane Scott (nee Eccles), of Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Sgt. William Frederick Whiteland. Runnymede Memorial Panel 169. Son of Fred and Kate Whiteland, of Herriard, Hampshire, England.  

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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