Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 42072 ian anderson morrin 08.04.1944

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,764
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Default 42072 ian anderson morrin 08.04.1944

    Can anyone ID the aircraft for the following airman, concentrated at Reichswald:

    42072 IAN ANDERSON MORRIN 08.04.1944

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I would be interested to know what you mean by "concentrated at Reichswald"?

    Ian Morrin was flying Mustang FZ102 I do not know the a/c code. 122 Sqn were flying a RANGER and he was hit by flak near Munster he baled out at very low altitude "SE of Arnhem near the Rhine" and was killed.

    Steve

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,764
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Default

    Steve

    Thanks for the information.

    The term "concentrated" is used to describe reburial of remains after the war (also described as reinterred) ... sorry for any confusion

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Near Graveley Cambs
    Posts
    295
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Steve,
    CWGC has a glossary of terms
    Concentrated: The Army Graves Service moved burials from isolated and unmaintainable sites into established war graves after the end of hostilities in 1918. This process was referred to as concentration of remains, and was undertaken to ensure that the CWGC's commitment to providing commemoration to all of the Commonwealth war dead could be achieved and maintained.

    Paul H.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the explanations.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I have a record of an Ian Morrin at No.16 Squadron in May 1942. I wonder if he is the same chap.
    Cheers Motherbird

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I don't have a record of Morrin on 16 Sqn in 1942 but it would seem likely he is the same chap. I don't know his background before he was on 122Sqn - he was a flight commander on 122 and was made CO shortly before he died.
    Steve

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •