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    Default Re: Albert M Morley

    You may be able to find in the 10 Sqn ORB Form 540s when he was posted into and then out of the Squadron. They seem to be pretty detailed with the postings in/out around that time.

    I don't think the J. Morley in the Sgt. Evans crew was posted with him, as far as I can see from the August Form 540.

    Also, there is a Combat Report for Sgt. Evans' crew dated September 24th 1943 for the night of 22/23 Op to Hanover:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D7451700

    and one on October 3rd 1943:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D7451726

    I see that one of the crew's gunners is a Sgt. L. Duncan, and Leslie White Duncan of 10 Sqn got a D.F.M. gazetted four days after Albert Morley's. Co-incidence, perhaps...?

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    Default Re: Albert M Morley

    Many thanks for the great detective work. I have a photo which shows Albert Morley with six others - five of the names match those shown on the 158 Squadron association site as crew members. So I can be sure that he was with 578 and 158.

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    Default Re: Albert M Morley

    Hello,

    Some additional info on Morley, and some of his crew mates:

    DFC - A/F/L Douglas EVANS (169115) RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 15/09/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4271

    DFM - 1548297 F/Sgt Simms HAMILTON RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 15/09/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4272

    BAR - 1548297 F/Sgt Simms HAMILTON RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 26/10/1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/5235

    DFC - R/148965 W/O James St.Clair MANSON RCAF - 10 Sqn. - LG: 19/09/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...6706/page/4332 *

    DFM - 1267021 F/Sgt Rowland James NICHOLAS RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 13/10/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4693

    DFM - 2216223 Sgt Leslie White DUNCAN RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 19/09/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...6706/page/4331

    DFM - 800604 F/Sgt Albert Millen MORLEY RAF(AAF) - 10 Sqn. - LG: 15/09/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4272

    DFM - 1230500 F/Sgt Henry John HULL RAFVR - 10 Sqn. - LG: 13/10/1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4693

    * Re: W/O James St.Clair MANSON RCAF:

    Go to: https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/ Place 148965 in Search Keyword box - hit search - click on Description (click to view)

    It will provide bio information and a sortie list (for Manson).

    Col.
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    Default Re: Albert M Morley

    Hello Gnee, et al,
    I think I may have solved the Morley Other Rank(OR) Service Number problem.
    Almost all RAF numbers were, originally, allocated centrally?
    AAF sqns were organised on a discrete geographical area basis?
    600 (City of London) Sqn was formed at Northolt on 14 Oct 1925.
    Each AAF sqn was given block of 1000 OR numbers to allocate in succession as the volunteers in their area came in through the door.
    600 (C of L) Sqn was allocated the block 800000-800999 to issue as and when?
    Albert Millen Morley thus became the 604th OR in succession to volunteer to join 600 (C of L) Sqn – whenever that was, but after 14 Oct 1925 and before 1 Sep 1939!
    An investigation of the few OR numbers either side of 800604 shows most were born (and/or resident?) in London. Birth Years (where findable!) range from 1902 – 1920.
    Best I can do! If that is not the total answer, I think it is pointing in the right direction?
    HTH
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    Default Re: Albert M Morley

    Many thanks. Iím now quite confident that my uncle served with 578 and 158 Squadrons in the latter part of the war, now with a service number of 188197.
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