Flying Officer Lancelot Eric MORGAN

From Australia serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force

Service No: C/10005 (RCAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RCAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 408 Squadron (RCAF), RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse
Died: Air Operations: Assault on NW Europe (No. 408 Squadron Lancaster II aircraft LL723), Belgium, 23 May 1944, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Morgan and of Edith Morgan of Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 247, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

At 2251 hours on 22 May 1944, Lancaster LL723 took off from Linton-on-Ouse to attack Dortmund, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed on the north side of the Lippe about 4 kms from the centre of Haltern. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LL723 were:

Flying Officer James Boustead Dallyn (J/18270) (RCAF) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant James Robert Hanson DFC (J/15559) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Maxwell Henderson (172206) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Peter Malcolm Hughes (158625) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Wing Commander David Sinclair Jacobs DFC (C/1629) (RCAF) (Pilot) Commanding Officer, No. 408 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Thom Ross McDougall DFC & Bar (J/8812) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Lancelot Eric Morgan (C/10005) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Willliam George Philpot (155969) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Joseph Philip Young (J/89253) (RCAF) (Second Pilot)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/28/306

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