Flight Sergeant Ronald Lindsay MORRISON

Service No: 401456
Born: Williamstown VIC, 7 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 18 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 18 Squadron Mitchell aircraft N5-150), Timor, 2 June 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Ronald Ross Morrison and Florence Emily Morrison, of Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sandringham VIC
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 2 June 1943, Mitchell N5-150 went missing after an attack on shipping at Lauten, Timor. N5-150 was one of four aircraft on the mission and its bombs were seen to burst near an enemy destroyer. N5-150 was last seen heading through thick weather towards the mainland and being subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire from the ships under attack and the shore defences. A search the following day found no trace of N5-150.

The crew members of N5-150 were:

Sergeant Major H van den Berg (95421) (NEIAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant A Bouwman (93090) (NEIAF) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Ronald Lindsay Morrison (401456) (Bombardier)
Sergeant Gordon Francis Pritchard (414160) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Edward Williams (404148) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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 A9845, 24


Hurst, D. (Doug) The Fourth Ally: The Dutch forces in Australia in WWII, Doug Hurst, Canberra, 2001

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