George Morris

Rank:Air Raid Warden & Fire Guard
How Died:Bombs Exploding from Crashed Bomber
Incident Date:30/07/1944
Incident Address.Langley Road, Pendlebury
Died Address:Salford Royal Hospital
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Air Raid Warden & Fire Guard.   Husband of
Caroline Morris, of 309 Whit Lane, Pendleton.
Injured 30 July 1944, at Langley Road, Pendlebury;
died at Salford Royal Hospital.

Received fatal injuries when the Lancaster Bomber
PB 304, fully loaded with 9,000 lb of bombs,
crashed at Pendlebury while the pilot was
attempting to make an emergency landing on
Littleton Road playing fields. 

Its wings hit a row of terraced houses on Regatta
Street, causing the plane to hit the banks of the
River Irwell and settle there near Langley Road.
There was apparently a brief pause, before a
tremendous boom when the payload of bombs caught
fire.  The explosion was so loud that it was
reportedly heard eight miles away.   The crew of
seven were all killed, as were three civilians.

Buried by the side of the old chapel and the
headstone is marked with an aeroplane on it.  It
would appear that he now has a modern black marble
headstone that also lists his widow - Caroline
Morris, who died in 1994.
Salford (City of Salford)
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