Lewis Wilson Morrison - Photo 1942 Photo and document from David Geddes. Updated: 24 JUL 2014
In 2014 David Geddes sent
1939: Joins Royal Engineers: 2012450 Sapper Morrison LW
1940: Transfers RAF for pilot training: 656649 AC2 Morrison LW, C Flight No 1 Squadron, No 11 Initial Training Wing (ITW), Cambridge Hotel, Scarborough, Yorkshire.
1940: 656649 LAC Morrison LW, A flight No 2 Squadron, 28 Course, SFTS, Lyneham, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire. Qualified on Avro Ansons.
1940: 34 Pilots and Navigators Course. 16 Operational Training Unit (OTU) RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire.
16 OTU Formed at
Upper Heyford on 8 April 1940 from the No 4 Group Pool , which comprised
No's 7 and 76 Squadrons, within No 6 Group, to train night bomber crews
equipped for which it was equipped with Hampdens and Herefords. It was
transferred to No 7 Group on 15 July 1940 until 11 May 1942 when No 7 Group
was renumbered No 92 Group. It converted to Wellingtons in April 1942 and
from March to December its HQ moved to Barford St John whilst runways were
While posted to Upper Heyford, he flew in some of the
bomber raids as second pilot. These may have been operational on
656649 Flt Sgt Morrison LW, 61 Squadron,
Nottinghamshire. He was posted to 61 Sqn in late August or early September
25 Sept 1942:
In first mission commanding his own aircraft, and after laying sea mines in
target area Sweet Peas, east of Kiel, engaged by radar directed nightfighter
from Karup Grove. Protracted air battle from
over Randers until crash landed in flames at Gronhoj, west of Viborg,
Denmark. All the crew of Lancaster QRO- R5679