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MORLEY Eric A, 1st Independent Pathfinder Platoon, August 15 1944

MORLEY Eric Arthur

 

Rank : Private

 

Service number : 6299827

 

Regiment : 1st Independent Pathfinder Platoon

 

Date of death : August 15, 1944

 

Note : As a pathfinder for the 2nd Independent Para Brigade,  Eric "Terry" Morley is the first casualty of the operation dragoon. His parachute did not devellop during the jump. Some thought that the strope had been eaten through by acid spilled from the battery of the Eureka Beacon. But his officer, the Captain Peter BAKER does not think this is so, for him the strope was faulty and just broke. 

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