Sergeant James William Cooper MORRIS

Service No: 400281
Born: Coburg VIC, 13 May 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940
Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Oakington
Died: Air Operations: (No. 7 Squadron Stirling aircraft N6091), Netherlands, 8 November 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Elder Morris and Laura Christina Morris, of Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Wonthaggi VIC
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1742 hours on the night of 7 November 1941Stirling N6091 took off from Oakington to bomb Berlin. The aircraft failed to return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at Hekelingen and Spijkenisse (Zuid Holland), 14 kms south west of Rotterdam. All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of N6091 were:

Sergeant Edward Owen Brooks (1380784) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant George Hall Chesman (808036) (RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Michael Stanley Jacobs (963442) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Peter Johnstone (1052109) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant James William Cooper Morris (400281) (Pilot)
Sergeant Bernard Wallwork (1100036) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Cecil Walton (569348) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/145/155

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