John Walter Morton     Photo: Knud Riis    Updated: 30 MAR 2013

Airman: a014031.htm Surname: Morton Init: J W Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 61

P_link: p086.htm Plane: LAN R5488 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: NW of Esbjerg

Crash_d: d040742 Buried_d: b080742 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 11. 16

Kl. 22.25 den 3.juli 1942 lettede LAN R5488 fra RAF Syerston på en minelægningsopgave i danske farvande.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 styrtede i Nordsøen, formodentlig nær den danske kyst. Ingen overlevende." (MACR)

Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Walter Morton gjorde tjeneste i Royal Air Force.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Både J. Brown og E. C. Marshall blev fundet ved Fjaltring Strand (omkring her, overblik her) den 10. juli 1942. Begravet i Lemvig den følgende dag af pastor J. Bendsen.
J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey og P. W. M. West blev efter få dage fundet ved Hvide Sande (måske omkring her). De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 8. juli 1943.
E. Knight og R. W. Komiski forsvandt i havet. De har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FAF) 7 flyvere.

At 22.25 hrs on 3 July 1942 LAN R5488 took off from RAF Syerston on a minelaying mission to Danish waters.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 crashed in the North Sea, near Danish coast presumed. No survivors." (MACR)

Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Walter Morton served in the Royal Air Force.
(Source: CWGC)

On 10 July 1942 both J. Brown and E. C. Marshall were found on Fjaltring Beach (about here, overview here).
On the following day they were buried by Vicar J. Bendsen.
After a few days J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey and P. W. M. West were found near Hvide Sande (maybe about here). They were buried in Esbjerg on 8 July 1943.
E. Knight and R. W. Komiski disappeared into the sea. They have no known grave. (Source: FAF)

See also The Wartime Memories Project - No. 61 Squadron * Bomber Command No. 61 Squadron * No. 61 Squadron in Wikipedia
No. 50 & 61 Squadrons Association.  This Lancaster - see Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF Syerston. 7 airmen.