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Morris Duchen


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron
  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37965

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 8/7/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9/8/44 with Marion Wood, Navigator: Theo Redlein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Duchen, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born Lexington, KY, USA
Enlisted Karlsruhe, Germany 9 August 1944

Was originally a member of Andrew Segerman (pilot) crew in the 366th group when arrived in England. At the time of his being shot down, he was a member of Marion R. Wood (pilot) crew in the 365th group.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 August 1944 – 9 August 1944
Died 9 August 1944

This last mission was originally said to have Munich, Germany as the target. There is also some other later documentation that states Karlsruhe, Germany. It is unknown if/when the target was changed.


Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 22:00:15 pmhildebrand Changes to events

P.F. Mullenger, Jr. (original crew member)

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 21:56:16 pmhildebrand Changes to events

P.F. Mullenger, Jr. (original crew member)

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 14:13:51 pmhildebrand Changes to awards

Mil file

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 14:09:30 pmhildebrand Changes to nickname, service number, role, unit associations and place associations

Letter to Mrs. Rose Duchen (his mother) dated 12 June 1952 from James B. Clearwater, Colonel, QMC; Chief, Memorial Division

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8068 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database