BB249 DY-Z

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BB249 DY-Z

Postby defiant » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:02 pm

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My name is Keith Fisher and I am the nephew of Flight Engineer Sergeant Willie Morse who died on 10th July 1943.

Willie was a member of the crew of BB249 DY-Z a Halifax B11 Series 1 (Special).
The aircraft was shot down returmning from a raid on Gelsenkirchen by Hptm August Geiger Staffel Kapitan of 7th Staffel 111 Gruppe NJG 1 who himself was shot down and killed 2 months later.
3 members of the crew of 7 were taken prisoner but sadly my uncle was one of 4 who died and is buried in Florennes Cemetery Belgium.
Steve Kularatne has already furnished me with some interesting details for which I thank him.
I have been unable to obtain a photo of either Willie or BB249 but attach a profile which , I believe, would represent BB249 on the night of the raid and another of Geiger's Bf 110.
I also have the original letters and telegrams sent to Willie's mother from the air ministry and a hand written letter to her from Willie's squadron commander S/Ldr John E.H. Marshall.
I will scan these and attach to a further mailing.
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Re: BB249 DY-Z

Postby Bill Leyland » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:33 am

Welcome Keith, good illustrations. Hope you find out more.( Mr Kularatne is Simon not Steve by the way). Look forward to seeing other artefacts relating to these honourable lads.
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