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James E Morgan Jr

Military

B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. The a/c had been repeatedly attacked by fighters and broke in half. Morgan along with pilot Brill and copilot Lowry was killed. The other crew members returned to base. after being picked up by a British minesweeper.

Air Medal, Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24464 Excalibur

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 20-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) 2m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Lt Kostler (IV/NJG1) in Me 110, KO’d #1 & #3,oil pouring away before #4 was...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Asheville, North Carolina
Died 4 March 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 87, websites of ABMC and National Archives

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