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    Default F/O Morrison Leslie C 413648 RAAF

    Hello ,

    On august 1943 Sunderland JM707 was lost over the Bay off Biscay , could it be that F/O Morrison Leslie 413648 RAAF was part off the crew ?

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    The crew I have for JM707 is:

    F/O C R Croft RAAF
    P/O J A Tamsett RAAF
    F/Sgt R G Harris RAAF
    F/O G J Bushell RAAF
    Sgt H J Ferrett
    F/Sgt W Stewart
    F/Sgt H Smedley MID
    W/O J Gamble MID RAAF
    F/Sgt W Yeomans RAAF
    F/Sgt G F Ritchie RAAF
    F/Sgt R J Hunter RAAF

    The NAA file for L C Morrison RAAF says Lancaster II DS704; Place - Germany; Date - 23 April 1944

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    Hi Alain
    It doesn't seem that he was on a Sunderland at all.Putting his service No into the National Archive of Australia brings up the name of F/O Leslie Carlyle Morrisson associated with Lancaster II DS704,408 Sqn, and lost over Germany. The date given is 23/4.44! however this Lancaster was actually lost on an op to Frankfurt on 20-21/12/43 and from Chorley BCL Vol 4 it was believed to have been shot down by the tail gunner of another Lancaster. Morrison was the captain and he survived and evaded capture which may explain the 1944 date on his Casualty File as the time he returned from the European mainland or got back into Allied lines.In total 2 of the crew died, 4 evaded and one became a POW.
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    Thanks gentleman.

    Alain12

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    Alain,

    You will find an interesting account of Morrison's evasion here:

    http://cometeline.org/fiche271.html

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 13th July 2009 at 11:44. Reason: minor correction

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    Default Lancaster DS704 - F/O Leslie Carlyle Morrison

    Hello all,
    Just adhered to this Forum.
    Please note that Leslie Morrison’s page has been added to by the original researchers of the website mentioned in COL BRUGGY's posting.
    We are now at www.evasioncomete.org
    Read the Home Page’s English text, then go to the “Fiches” section’s alphabetical listing of those helped, including Leslie Morrison and others on his crew.
    Note : the site is in perpetual construction and we advise to re-visit regularly when searching on aircraft and individuals.
    For the www.evasioncomete.org Team
    Ed Reniere

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