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RAF Vounteer Reserve Morrison Malcolm Lionel Brian ,tracing history....

Article about: A youg girl / student asked for some information about a former member of the RAF Vounteer Reserve, on a Flemisch forum I am on. The theme is "Live and Remember" ; something they h

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    Default RAF Vounteer Reserve Morrison Malcolm Lionel Brian ,tracing history....

    A youg girl / student asked for some information about a former member of the RAF Vounteer Reserve, on a Flemisch forum I am on.
    The theme is "Live and Remember" ; something they have to work on during the year for theyr history lesson's.
    Is there anybody who could point here into a certain direction in order to obtain more information , about that guy?
    He's name was Morrison Malcolm Lionel Brian, he died at the age of 20 in 1943.

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    We already found thise;
    "MORRISON MALCOLM LIONEL BRIAN
    United Kingdom Flight Sergeant ( Pilot ) 1333473 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 04/07/1943 Age: 20 (18. 6. 12."
    The last figures could stand for the place where the chap have been burried, and that would be Ghent....
    Any more info would be great.
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    Default Re: RAF Vounteer Reserve Morrison Malcolm Lionel Brian ,tracing history....

    Hi Kris, there is a tiny bit more info here:

    CWGC :: Certificate

    He would have been flying on Short Stirlings:

    No. 90 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World War

    He would most likely have been an Air Gunner given his rank.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: RAF Vounteer Reserve Morrison Malcolm Lionel Brian ,tracing history....

    Found this

    3/4 July 1943

    653 aircraft - 293 Lancasters, 182 Halifaxes, 89 Wellingtons, 76 Stirlings, 13 Mosquitos returned to Cologne. The aiming point for this raid was that part of Cologne situated on the east bank of the Rhine. Much industry was located there. Pathfinder ground marking was accurately maintained by both the Mosquito Oboe aircraft and the backers-up, allowing the Main Force to carry out another heavy attack on Cologne. 30 aircraft - 9 Halifaxes, 8 Lancasters, 8 Wellingtons, 5 Stirlings - lost, 4.6 per cent of the force.

    This night saw the first operations of a new German unit, Jagdgeschwader 300, equipped with single-engined fighters using the Wilde Sau (Wild Boar) technique. In this, a German pilot used any form of illumination available over a city being bombed - searchlights, target indicators, the glow of fires on the ground - to pick out a bomber for attack. Liaison with the local flak defences was supposed to ensure that the flak was limited to a certain height above which the Wild Boar fighter was free to operate. The new German unit claimed 12 bombers shot down over Cologne but had to share the 12 available aircraft found to have crashed with the local flak, who also claimed 12 successes.

    4 Mosquitos to Duisburg and 4 to Hamburg, 14 Stirlings minelaying in the Frisians. 2 Stirlings lost."

    RAF History - Bomber Command 60th Anniversary

    and here is his plane ...

    Lost Bombers - World War II Lost Bombers

    Hope that helps.

    Regards

    Richie

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    Hey guy's , thanks for your help.
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