F/Sgt Carl Lowell Morton, RAF No. 78 Sqdn

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F/Sgt Carl Lowell Morton, RAF No. 78 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:42 am

Greetings everyone, Looking for hometown on F/Sgt Carl Lowell Morton, DFM, RCAF, R/101074, Navigator

First found him while he was with RAF 23 O.T.U. flying V. Wellington DV700, 14 July 1942, while on training flight S/B carb froze, engine failed, Pilot ordered crew to abandon aircraft, sadly, pilot stayed with aircraft and was killed, also fellow American, F/Sgt Charles W. Auld, R/98159 was too low for the chute to open and was also killed, rest of crew okay

https://www.chelveston-pc.gov.uk/uploads/auld-grave.pdf

Assigned to RAF No. 78 Squadron, on 14 Oct 1942, while flying in Halifax DT510, Ops to Kiel, on return, pilot over corrected during landing due to crosswind and crashed into a hanger, all survived

https://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/ai ... dt510.html

Then on 16 November, still with RAF No, 78 Squadron flying Halifax DT522 on mission to Genova, on return, aircraft ran out of fuel, pilot ordered crew to abandon aircraft, Sadly the pilot landed in a river and drowned, rest of crew were okay

Any Help locating his hometown would be appreciated

George

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Re: F/Sgt Carl Lowell Morton, RAF No. 78 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:27 am

Looking for you George…….while looking spotted this man:

Hugh Weir Morton, F/L, C7289, from Bakersfield, California. Killed 22 Dec 1943, age 43. Buried in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto Canada

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:21 pm

Temujin, You had helped me with F/L Hugh Weir Morton back on June 18, 2018 :-) kinda tells a story how long you have been helping me :-)

F/L Hugh Weir Morton, RCAF, C/7289, Instructor, Bakersfield, California, retired due to medical reasons, and died of natural causes on December 22, 1943, he had Leukemia. He was with RCAF No.3 Wireless School in Winnepeg

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Post by Temujin » Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:15 pm

Roger……….haven’t found Carl Lowell Morton details yet……but did find his DFM in London Gazette
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