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Morris C Williams

Military

Enlisted in US Army Air Corps 29 August 1942. Arrived in Bottisham, England December 1943. Flew P-47's and P-51's. After flying 45 missions, 150 combat hours, Wlliams was shot down over Grenau 24 May 1944 in AC #42106660. Held Prisoner of War (POW) for 11 months in Sagan, Spernberg, Nurnberg, and Moosberg. Discharged 14 December 1945.

DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ POW/ GC

2 Destroyed

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Meridian, Mississippi 11 June 1922
Prisoner of War (POW) Hollland 24 May 1944
Died 7 January 1989
Prisoner of War (POW)
Promoted
Buried Highland Cemetery Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Revisions

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

Documents, MACR 5116 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5116 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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