Warren Roberts McCarty R57760

January 16, 1920 - July 18, 1943

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Machinist joined RCAF as armourer. Aboard Stranraer 916, he and the crew were killed during a practice flight in instrument flying when the pilot misjudged the height above a glassy sea, landing nose down.

Warren Roberts McCarty was the son of Ralph Beaumont McCarty (d. 1938), accountant, and Dilys (nee Roberts) McCarty (d. 1984). He had two older sisters, Brenda Walter (d. 1982) and Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lewis, plus one younger sister, Doreen Gosse. He married Dorothy Margaret Wall in September 1940, in Penticton, BC; they had a son, Michael John Robert, born December 4, 1941. [She remarried and was living in Seattle by 1950 as Mrs. Lundberg.] The family attended the United Church.

He was a well-known bicycle racer as a teenager. He was charged with manslaughter as a 15-year-old, but later acquitted after he struck a 69-year-old woman on his bike. He was a shipper at Kelly Douglas & Co. when he enlisted in the RCAF.

See the link below for more information, courtesy of the British Columbia Aviation Museum.

Stranraer 916: Crew: F/S Warren Roberts McCarty, Armourer, missing, presumed dead, LAC John McLelland Bell, Flight Engineer, drowned, F/O J. Chesney, WAG, slightly injured, F/O P. Hertslett, 2nd Pilot, seriously injured, F/L Leonard Gage Larson, 1st Pilot, slightly injured, Sgt J. E. C. Rogers, WAG, seriously injured. Microfiche T12341, Image 775.