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Sergeant Cecil Andrew MORRIS (1337838) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Navigator (Bomber)

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II JB907
 IBCC

Death of Death 1943-06-29 Age : 20 years.

Served in 78 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Row 4. Joint Grave 159-160. at Maastricht General Cemetery, Netherlands (Map)

More Details: SON OF JOHN AND EILEEN MORRIS, OF DRUMCONDRA, DUBLIN, IRISH REPUBLIC.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 29 Jun 43 Aircraft: Halifax II JB907 Unit 78 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Limburg
Details
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantTheodore Ivan Lishman DAGG (1035453) Wireless Op Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantFrank HILL (1699994) Air Gunner Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantLeslie HOWARTH (1146906) Flight Engi Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantCecil Andrew MORRIS (1337838) Navigator ( Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
Flight SergeantPatrick William James RENDLE (420055) Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
SergeantGwilym John SAMUEL (591204) Navigator Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Russell TOWNSEND (R/92330) Air Gunner Halifax II JB907  IBCC 1943-06-2978 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsMaastricht General Cemetery
Sgt. T. I. L. DAGG 78 Sqdn - KIA 29/06/1943Hi Russ From Chorley BCL Vol 4. Halifax JB907,78 Sqn EY-,was believed shot down by a nightfighter and crashed at Valkenberg at 0125 whilst on an op to Cologne. Chorley mentions a possibility that flak batteries at Aachen may also have been involved.The crew were :- Sgt P W J Rendle RAAF pilot Sgt L Howarth F/Eng Sgt G J Samuel Nav Sgt C A Morris Bomb Aimer Sgt T I L Dagg W/Op Sgt F Hill M/U Gunner Sgt W R Townsend RCAF Tail Gunner All died and are buried in Maastricht General Cemetery Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 27th March 2008 03:32:26Sgt. T. I. L. DAGG 78 Sqdn - KIA 29/06/1943Hi RussG The entry in Chorley's BCL 1943 shows the following info: 28/29 June 1943: 78 Sqn Halifax 2 JB907 EY- operation Koln Sgt P W J Rendle RAAF + Sgt L Howarth + Sgt G J Samuel + Sgt C A Morris + Sgt T I L Dagg + Sgt F Hill + W R Townsend RCAF + T/o Breighton. believed shot down by nightfighter, crashing 01.25 at Valkenburg (Limburg) 10km ENE of Maastricht, Holland. All rest in Maastricht General cemetery. Flak from batteriesnear Aachen are also mentioned as a possible cause leading to the destruction of this Halifax. If only the Halifax i am tracing was so well documented in this way!!! Hope this helps anyway. regards Nick ....Read More.big tyke on 27th March 2008 03:42:23
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