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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 13 June 09 22:54 BST (UK) »
Interesting, have you looked these men up on the CWGC web site?
Newport's War Dead, Cwmbran's War Dead, Monmouthshire Warrior's, McGuire of Waterford City, Gillard of Churchstanton, north Devon, Morgan of Cwmbran, Waterford's War Dead

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:04 BST (UK) »
Only two ... I left the rest for you Papa !!  :D

In Memory of
Flying Officer JOHN ANTHONY DRAYSON CAINES

153025, 53 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 20
on 31 July 1944
Son of Clement Guy and Kathleen Milverton Caines, of Wargrave, Berkshire.

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Flight Lieutenant JAMES MORGAN

133967, 53 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 32
on 31 July 1944
Son of James and Elizabeth Morgan; husband of Edith Morgan, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire.

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:09 BST (UK) »


Here they are ...

In Memory of
Flight Sergeant JOSEPH INGHAM

641152, 53 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
who died
on 31 July 1944

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In Memory of
Flight Sergeant LESLIE FAIRCLOUGH

1129533, 53 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 20
on 31 July 1944
Son of W. H. Fairclough, and of Alice Fairclough, of St. Helens, Lancashire.

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:10 BST (UK) »
According to this site
RAFCommands.com

there is a book about the squadrons history which mentions this incident

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United in Effort: The story of No.53 Squadron Royal Air Force 1916-1976, by Jock Manson, pub by Air-Britain 1997. The event you mention is recorded and your father's name appears once in the index/Roll of Honour (lists injured and the dead).

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United in Effort: The Story of No.53 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1916-1976
By Jock Manson, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd
Edition: illustrated
Published by Air-Britain, 1997
ISBN 0851302602, 9780851302607
144 pages

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:15 BST (UK) »

Though I found this that says 31st July 1945 !!

http://www.rootschat.com/links/06hi/

Edit ... sorry I forgot to shrink it !!  ::)
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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:32 BST (UK) »
Another link giving the time and location of the crash..........

http://www.rafdavidstowmoor.org/pages/crash_log/crashlog44.htm


31-07-1944
1107hrs
Consolidated Liberator VI EW306 of 547 Squadron based at St Eval crashed into the sea 18 miles NW of Stepper Point. The aircraft broke up and sank and of the eight crew four were missing and four injured.

Phil


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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 13 June 09 23:35 BST (UK) »
What are we trying to find out Irene?
Newport's War Dead, Cwmbran's War Dead, Monmouthshire Warrior's, McGuire of Waterford City, Gillard of Churchstanton, north Devon, Morgan of Cwmbran, Waterford's War Dead

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 14 June 09 09:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone who has given me information about Jimmy Morgan - I wanted as much info as I could get and thanks to everyone who replied that's just what I got.

I bow to your superior knowledge in research!

My family and I are very, very grateful.

Irene

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Re: RAF James Morgan
« Reply #17 on: Monday 15 June 09 07:37 BST (UK) »
31/07/44
53 Sqn
Liberator VI
EW306
FH-U

F/O J Osborne
F/O J A D Caines
F/L J Morgan
F/Sgt F I B Ross RAAF
W/O A L Walduck
F/Sgt J Ingham
Sgt L Fairclough
Sgt P J W Burns RCAF

Training

Crashed off Trevose Head when 2nd pilot flew too low.

At approx 11:20 Warwick 'H' (F/L Gwynn) of 282 Sqn sighted wreckage in position 5051N 0515W (NNW of Padstow, Cornwall) with two men clinging to debris and another two floating nearby in Mae Wests.

At 11:44 the airborne lifeboat was dropped unsuccessfully.

12:03 a Walrus landed,

13:47 HSL 2641 rescue craft arrived and transferred survivors who were landed at Padstow, Cornwall.

Four survivors rescued by Walrus L2246

Regards
Ross
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