Pilot Officer Campbell Alexander MORRISON

Service No: 430188
Born: Wodonga VIC, 31 March 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 January 1943
Unit: No. 5 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-49), Juggan QLD, 14 January 1944, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Henry and Clarice May Morrison; husband of Grace Joyce Morrison, of Elwood, Victoria
Roll of Honour: St Kilda VIC
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0830 hours on 14 January 1944, Boomerang A46-49 took off to carry out an altitude test. At 1000 hours the aircraft ran out of fuel and forced landed on the side of a road at Juggan. On landing, the aircraft struck a stump and overturned killing Pilot Officer Morrison. The accident was assessed as the result of Pilot error in switching on to the belly tank instead of the starboard tank when the port tank ran out of fuel as a belly tank was not attached to the aircraft.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 1667/28/222; A9845, 141

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