William John Carrier   Photo: Knud Riis     Updated: 29 MAY 2018
                                                                             
  
Airman:
 a085002.htm Surname: Carrier Init: W J Rank: Wt/O Service: RAAF Sqdn: 630

P_link: p353.htm Plane: LAN ME650 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Skarrild

Crash_d: d270844 Buried_d: b111111 C_link: c085.htm At_Next: Skarrild

"I forbindelse med RAF´s første bombeangreb på Königsberg (her, nu Kaliningrad) i Østpreussen nedstyrtede Lancaster ME650 den 27. august 1944 ved Clasonsborg i Skarrild sogn. Hele besætningen blev dræbt". (FAF). Nedstyrtningsstedet er her lige øst for Sdr. Grenevej 4, 6933 Kibæk omkring 1 km sydvest for Clasonsborg, nu Skarrildhus (her).
(Kilde: Knud Erik Green via Skarrild-Karstoft Museum)
Se også
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron og propel fra en anden Lancaster.
Flyverne er begravet på Skarrild Kirkegård.
Se Flyvergraven og mere på www.skarrild.dk og se en propel fra en anden Lancaster.

Warrant Officer William John Carrier, 21 år, var søn af George Ernest og Ada Elizabeth Carrier, Coorparoo, Queensland, Australien.
(Kilde: CWGC)

I 1991 - se fotos - blev en urne med asken af denne flyvers tvillingebror George Victor Carrier
nedsat ved siden af flyverens sten. Hans nevø kom fra Australien med den. Den lille sten med messingpladen med hans navn blev anbragt ved broderens grav i 2002 på foranledning af 
kaptajn E.V.H. Jensen og Ole Kraul. (Se mere i  fotos og på siden Kransenedlægning.)
Se også John og Paul Braund i Skælskør og Rainford i Karlslunde.
7 flyvere.

"In connection with RAF´s first bombing raid to Königsberg (here, now Kaliningrad) in East Prussia Lancaster ME650 crashed on 27 August 1944 at Clasonsborg in the parish of Skarrild. All of the crew perished." (FAF). The crash site is here just east of Sdr. Grenevej 4, 6933 Kibæk about 1 km south west
of Clasonsborg, now Skarrildhus (here). (Source: Knud Erik Green via Skarrild-Karstoft Museum)

See also
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron. The airmen are buried in Skarrild Churchyard.
See Grave of the Lancaster Crew and more on www.skarrild.dk and a propeller from another Lancaster.

Warrant Officer William John Carrier, 21, was the son of George Ernest and Ada Elizabeth Carrier, of Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia.
(Source: CWGC)

In 1991 - see photos from Arne Mosgaard - an urn with the ashes of this airman's twin brother
George Victor Carrier was interred in this airman's grave. His nephew had travelled from Australia with it.
The small stone with the plaque with his name was placed on the grave in 2002 at the request of
Captain E.V.H. Jensen and Mr. Ole Kraul. (See more in photos and on the page Wreath-laying.)
See also John and Paul Braund in Skælskør,  and Rainford in Karlslunde.

See No. 630 Squadron RAF * 630 Squadron Home Page * 57 & 630 Squadron Association * Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre * Lancaster photos.
Lancaster I ME650 LE-B took off from RAF East Kirkby at 19.58 hrs. on 26 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.