Flight Sergeant Lindsay Herbert MORTON

Service No: 401242
Born: Holbrook NSW, 3 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 January 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 83 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton
Died: Air Operations: Bombing Technique (No. 83 Squadron Lancaster aircraft R5673), North West Europe, 7 November 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert John and Matilda Alice Morton, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Albury NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2205 hours on 6 November 1942 Lancaster R5673 took off from Wyton to bomb Genoa, Italy. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of R5673 were:

Sergeant William Geoffrey Chapman (925685) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Peter Hayward (590955) (RAF) (Rear Gunner)
Warrant Officer I Vaughan Ross Long (R/50377) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ernest Mackay (1189563) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Lindsay Herbert Morton (401242) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer II Maurice Luther Roberts (R/87325) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant John Leslie Gordon Waite (576297) (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, 163/145/326

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