Flight Sergeant John McAulay MORRISON

Service No: 402522
Born: Lismore NSW, 1 February 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 September 1940
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-134), Kingaroy QLD, 28 June 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Grafton Cemetery, New South Wales
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Daniel William and Margaret Christina Morrison; husband of Merle Eileen Morrison, of Grafton
Roll of Honour: Grafton NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Honour Roll of Old Newingtonians, Stanmore NSW

On 28 June 1942, Flight Sergeant Morrison in Kittyhawk A29-134 was carrying out familiarisation flying. There was low scattered cloud with a base about 2,500 feet. The aircraft was heard but not seen because of the cloud, but at about 0130 hours, the noise appeared to indicate that the aircraft was out of control. It dived through the clouds and crashed on the western side of the Kingaroy aerodrome, bursting into flames and killing Flight Sergeant Morrison.


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, 163/145/245; A9845, 6
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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