We have been contacted by David McCallum, Thomas's son, and he has supplied us with some fantastic photo's of Thomas and of Harry. If you are a relative if any of these men, please, please get in contact with us and we will pass your details onto David.
Fl/Sgt. Harry Morrissy - Pilot - D.F.M. - R.C.A.F. Aged 25 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. Robert Francis Hughes Kenyon - Pilot - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. John Martin Beart Albrecht - F/E - Aged 23 - (C.W.G.C.)
F/O. Donald Edward Pike - BA - Aged 27 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. Erlin Leslie Ross Brown - Obs - Aged 30 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. George Allen Robson - WOp - Aged 27 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. John William Taylor - AG - Aged 21 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt. Thomas McCallum - AG - Aged 22 - (C.W.G.C.)
The crew were airborne at 01.45 but sadly shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Ludwig Meister, 1./NJG4) and crashed between Resteigne and Grupont (Luxembourg), two small vilages SSW and SSE of Rochefort, Belgium.
All are buried in Florennes Communal Cemetery.
Sgt Morrisy won an immediate DFM during an operation to Turin
The details appearing in the London Gazette 18th Dec 1942.
Below are three photo's of the crew, we will be adding names as and when we can.
Distinguished Flying Medal.
Can./R. 100533 Sergeant Harry MORRISSY, Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 102 Squadron (since missing).
One night in November, 1942, Sergeant Morrissy captained an aircraft detailed to attack Turin.
During the take off, the hatch cover above his head blew open and all attempts to close and secure it were unavailing. Although it was necessary to jettison the hatch cover, leaving him exposed to intense cold and extreme discomfort,
Sergeant Morrissy flew on to the target and successfully bombed it. Throughout the flight, this airman displayed outstanding determination and unswerving devotion to duty.