158 Squadron Association

"Strength in Unity"

Personnel Detail

Forename(s)OLIVE MARY
Service Number2040538
Ground Crew
ServiceRoyal Auxiliary Air Force
TradeMet Attendant
FateKilled on active service
Awards with 158 SquadronNone
Awards with another SquadronNone
Posted In1943-09-01
From SquadronHQ 4 Group

Olive Mary Morse was a WAAF and posted to 158 Squadron in the meteorological branch. On September 14, 1943, she was taken as an “unofficial” passenger on a training flight aboard Halifax LW246 (NP-Z) that was participating in a fighter affiliation exercise. LW246 appears to have broken up in flight either as a result of over-stressing, or a lightning strike. The aircraft crashed at Mill Farm, Fordon, located near Filey, East Yorkshire. All of the seven crew and two passengers, including Olive Morris, were killed in the crash. Olive Morse was buried in All Saints Churchyard, Witham, Essex.

Olive Morse's Entry on the Chelmsford War Memorial web page

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