413528 Warrant Officer (WO) Harold George 'Cherry' Carter, Pilot, at the controls of G George ...

Unit No. 460 Squadron
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Accession Number 069824
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original acetate
Place made United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Date made 27 November 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

413528 Warrant Officer (WO) Harold George 'Cherry' Carter, Pilot, at the controls of G George Avro Lancaster B1 Bomber (W4783), 460 Squadron RAAF at Binbrook Air Station. G George flew a confirmed 89 operations, these operations were recorded by pilots and crews on the fuselage of the bomber, this is referred to as the Bomblog. Bomber crews used specific symbols to record who flew particular operations. Visible on G George's bomblog are Cherries the symbol used for 'Cherry' Carter and crew; Saint figures refer to 403380 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) James Alexander 'The Saint' Saint-Smith who was killed on operations over Belgium on 29 June 1944; Red stripes refer to Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Jack Murray; Blue 'V' refers to 412810 FO (later Flight Lieutenant) James Robert Henderson, RAAF, awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Also appearing on the side of the bomblog are Medal Ribbons awarded to George by crew members as unofficial awards after 30 completed operations, visible are the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM).

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