MORGAN, Donald E


906071, Flight Sergeant(W/Op/Air Gunner), Donald Edward MORGAN
Aged 26


115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Killed in Action on Friday, 28th August 1942



There are more than one possibilities for Donald's parentage and civilian background. So far positively identifying his family his family has not been possible, brother Jack may have been John or Jack or even his middle name. We know he married but have no name here either. One earlier assumption has already been ruled out He may well have been from Claydon

Enquiries are on going with Chadacre College Old Students Association



On 28th August 1942, Vickers Wellington Mk III, ser.no. BJ710, call sign KO-L, of 115 Squadron, took off at 20:38 from RAF Marham, Norfolk, on a mission to Kassel, and failed to return.

For this mission, the crew was:-
Pilot -F/O Walter Allen A SKELTON (RAFVR)
Observer - F/Sgt Wilfred GRAHAM
W/Op/Air Gunner - Sgt John BINGHAM (RAFVR)
. He may well have been from Claydon W/Op/Air Gunner - F/Sgt Donald Edward MORGAN (RAFVR)
Air Gunner - F/Sgt James W MIDDLETON (RAF)

They were shot down and only Sgt James W Middleton survived, to be captured and see out the war as a prisoner of war. The other four men were initially buried in Dusseldorf Nord Friedhof, they were re-interred in Riechwald on 3rd December 1946.





photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Donald Morgan is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, grave 9:H:14

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details


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