W.140 * 3rd Officer  Audrey Joan Morgan 
 flag england b. 17 Oct 1920, Wolverhampton  6 Sep-43 to Sep-45 

 audrey morgan in 1946  1946

     

 

Father: George B Morgan, a solicitor and Company Director; Mother: Constance A [Garrett]

prev: Shop Assistant, Secretary, draughtswoman

 Address in 1939: Arleigh Grove, Cuckfield, Sussex


Postings: 12FPP

3 accidents, 1 her fault:

- 21 Nov 1944, a forced landing in Barracuda III MD970 after a serious oil leak into the cockpit

- 18 Dec 1944, she over-ran the end of the runway at Cosford in Spitfire VIII NH630, due to landing too far along it

- 5 Jan 1945, her Spitfire Vb W3834 nosed over after she taxied it off the hard standing. An airman, who she thought had told her to taxy off the concrete, was held to blame.

 She gained her Royal Aero Club Certificate No 20546 on 9 July 1945, as part of the 'ATA Wings' programme (although the record has been lost)


Co-pilot to ex-ATA Ferry pilot Geoffrey Wikner (q.v.) on his flight to Australia in 1946 in "Waltzing Matilda", a war-surplus Halifax, with 20 passengers and crew on board:

 ata geoffrey wikner reaching australia 1946 no caption

L to R: Val Wikner (9), Audrey, Capt. Wikner, Chrisabel Wikner (5 1/2) and Mrs Trudy Wikner.

She flew back on TWA from Cairo to New York in September 1946

m. 1952 in Westminster, (Richard?) John Fifield

d. 11 Dec 2005 - High Wycombe, Bucks

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