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CARTER, CHARLES BINDON, DFC, DFM

Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Number:132348
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Death:25 September 1944
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Medal
Units:No. 98 Squadron, RAF †

Citations

Distinguished Flying Medal:
In July, 1942, Sergeant Carter was the wireless operator/air gunner of an aircraft detailed to attack a target near Lille. Owing to bad visibility the primary objective could not be located but an alternative was attacked from a low level in spite of heavy fire from the ground defences. During the run up, Sergeant Carter silenced one enemy gun position but the aircraft was repeatedly hit by light anti-aircraft fire. A cannon shell entered the gunner's cockpit, wounded Sergeant Carter in the right hand and arm, exploded a verey cartridge and set some ammunition on fire. Despite his wounds, Sergeant Carter continued to engage the enemy, delivering effective fire at the enemy's gun positions. When the aircraft flew clear of the fire zone, Sergeant Carter extinguished the fire in the well of the aircraft and continued to man his guns. By his skilful gunnery this airman contributed materially to the success of the operation. He has completed numerous sorties and has always set a high standard of efficiency.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 201.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Medal Citation (11 August 1942)

Record updated on 21 April 2018.


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