Lenard CARR

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CARR, Lenard

Service Number: 416206
Enlisted: 24 April 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Port Lincoln, Souith Australia, 19 February 1920
Home Town: Clarendon, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 13 April 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Cairns War Cemetery
Plot A. Row B. Grave 3
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clarendon WW2 Memorial, Clarendon War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416206
24 Apr 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416206
24 Apr 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
24 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 416206
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Andrew Brougham Carr and Ida South Carr; husband of Florence Lillian Carr, of Blackwood, South Australia.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Catalina A24-36 (USN PBY-5 08190) of Number 11 Squadron RAAF crashed near the entrance to Cairns harbour on return from a night-time search patrol. They had flown for 23 hours 23 minutes and ran out fuel after being unable to land due to severe weather conditions. 

There were two survivors:

Sergeant Geoff Suckling 401056 (1st W/T) who recovered and was discharged in June 1945 with the rank of Warrant Officer

LAC Murray Byham 51514 (armourer - ground crew) who was seriously injured and was discharged in June 1944 from Number 1 Convalescent Depot

Killed were:

Pilot - Flight Lieutenant Arnold Hinchcliffe 411106

Navigator - Pilot Officer Leslie Henstridge 416497

2nd Pilot - Sergeant Lenard Carr 416206

1st Engineer (ground crew) - Sergeant Harold McGillivary 19268

2nd Engineer (ground crew) - LAC Malcolm Merrett 19710

Rigger - Sergeant James Lahey 405743

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