Flight Sergeant Ernest Morris  -  61 Squadron  


Flight Sergeant Ernest Morris - RAFVR 


 Flight Sergeant Ernest Morris was serving as Wireless Operator on board Lancaster Mk.I NG179 on November 22/23, 1944,when it left Skellingthorpe at 1555hrs for an op to bomb the U Boat pens at Trondheim. The Lancaster failed to return and the crew was lost without a trace.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
F/O Thomas James  RAFVR Pilot Hitchin,Herts 25
Sgt Raymond Eke  RAFVR Flight Engineer Rotherham, Yorkshire 19
F/O Herbert Jeffreys  RAFVR Navigator Toronto, Ontario -
F/Sgt Bernard Longhurst  RAFVR Bomb Aimer Llanelly,Carmarthanshire 21
F/Sgt Ernest Morris  RAFVR W/Op/AG Cannock, Staffs 24
Sgt Norman Simpson  RAFVR Air Gunner Birmingham 19
Sgt Raymond Sims  RAFVR Air Gunner Newport, Monmouthshire 19

 Flight Sergeant Ernest Morris RAFVR was the only son of Ernest & Agnes Morris and husband of Kathleen of Hednesford, Staffordshire. His son ,Clive was born six months after Ernest failed to return from his last mission.

The crew are remembered on the Runnymede memorial.

Photo courtesy of Colin Morris, research by Linda Ibrom.