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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J P Morrison


Joseph Pearson Morrison was born in January 1915 in Newcastle, the son of Joseph Morrison and Mabel Morrison (nee Richardson).

He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 3rd August 1940.

Two days later he crashed on the aerodrome in Hurricane L1741 when his undercarriage collapsed. He was unhurt.


Above: unknown, Morrison.


After converting to Hurricanes Morrison was posted to 17 Squadron on 31st August. He moved to 46 Squadron at Stapleford Tawney on 17th September.

He was shot down and killed in combat with enemy fighters over Dungeness on 22nd October. His Hurricane, R4074, crashed near Newchurch church.

Morrison was 25.

He is buried in St Andrew's and Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.



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