MORRISSY, Donald Patrick

  • 20 years
  • Sergeant
  • 580414
  • Blenheim IV, L9265
  • 13th August 1940
  • Near Guernsey
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial, Guernsey

On Thursday 22 August 1940 a Blenheim belonging to No. 114 Squadron was detailed to bomb Jersey airport. Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, L9265 took off from Oulton, Norfolk at 08:20 hours and failed to return.

114 Squadron 1940

No. 114 Squadron

Not much is known about the incident but we now know it was intercepted off Guernsey by a Guernsey based German fighter, a Messerschmitt Bf 109 5.JG 53 believed to be piloted by Unteroffizier Wilhelm Holderman, the Blenheim and crew were shot down into the sea.

The three man crew that day was Pilot Officer Ithilltyd Thomas Holden Carson (service number 74667) RAF Volunteer Reserve, was Pilot at just 22 years old, Sergeant Donald Patrick Morrissy (service number 580414) RAF, was the Observer at just 20 years old and Sergeant Leslie Edwin Moores (service number 653917) RAF, was the Gunner at just 21 years old.