CARRAN, Frederick Sydney

Lancaster JB282 took off from RAF Wickenby at 1727 hours on the night of 27/28th January 1944 to bomb Berlin, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and exploded in the air. Six crew members were killed and one became a Prisoner of War.

Last Name
CARRAN
Given Names
Frederick Sydney
Service Number
415508
Date of Birth
25/08/1921
Birth Location
Colby Isle of Man
Enlistment Date
09/11/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
05/02/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 22
Intake Date
05/02/1942
Finish Date
27/07/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
27/01/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
12 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
27/01/1944
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Notes

Lancaster JB282 took off from RAF Wickenby at 1727 hours on the night of 27/28th January 1944 to bomb Berlin, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and exploded in the air. Six crew members were killed and one became a Prisoner of War.

Posting on Death
12 Squadron RAF
NAA Status
OPEN
1 WAGS - CARRAN Frederick Sydney - 415508 Grave

Acknowledgements

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