Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


Evader chart: E0295
SGLO Date crash Aircraft
T3412 15-02-44 Halifax
MilRank First Name(s) Name
F/Sgt. Reginald Moreton
Milregnr. Nationality Born
1332943 British
Returned Y/N Evader Fate Date Captured/Liberated Place Captured/Liberated Escape Line
Yes EVD 5 Sep 44 Beffe, Belgium -
Evader Story
						F/Sgt. Reginald Moreton was the wireless operator of Halifax LV861. After the bomber was hit he bailed out over Deventer. He landed without incidents near the city. After hiding his mae west and parachute in the fields, he set out walking. He approached a farm, buty owners rejected to help him. He walked on. After a few hours Moreton found out he had returned to the spot where the aircraft had crashed. He now approached a girl who hid him in a ditch in a forest. An hour later a doctor from Olst, Dr. Scheffer, arrived and took Moreton to his house. Here he met another airman. Moreton stayed here for the night and the next day. The following night a guide took Moreton to a house in a wood where he remainded for three days. Forom there he moved to a farm near Deventer where he hid until 21 February. From here he moved to a house in Deventer itself. On 26 February he was escorted to Roermond. He hid here until 21 April. On the evening of this date he crossed the Dutch-Belgian border near Molenbeersel with the help of guides together with Sgt. L. Croy (E0273), S/Sgt. D.H. Crawford (E0272) and Sgt. F.W.C. Robertson (E0302). After spending three nights in Lanaken and one day in Eijsden (back in Holland?), he ended up in Momalle where he stayed in hiding until 10 July. After spending a fortnight at Beffe he moved to a cabin in a forest near this town where he contacted American troops on 5 September 1944. 

* NA, Londen, WO208/3322/2271, R Moreton
* The National Archives, London, WO208/3322/46
* NIOD, 896, Willemsen, W.J.M, 2, 'R. Moreton'