James Ernest Morgan

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 55900 - S/Sgt James E Morgan, 91BG.

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 41-24464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4-Mar-943. The A/C had been repeatedly attacked by fighters and broke in half. Morgan along with pilot Brill and co-pilot Lowry was killed. The other crew members returned to base. after being picked up by a British minesweeper. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: AM, PH.

Air Medal, Purple Heart

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17019995 / O-442336
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Excalibur
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Asheville, North Carolina 1920-04-07 Son of James Ernest and Ella Mae [Ledbetter] Morgan.

Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK

Died

West of Texel Island, Netherlands 1943-03-04

Based

Bassingbourn 1943-03-04 Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Charlotte, NC 1941-10-13 Charlotte, North Carolina

Other

Training

Training took place at: Kessler Field, MS, Panama City, FL, Walla Walla, WA, Topeka, KS, Salina, KS

Buried

Green Hills Cemetery Asheville, Buncombe County, NC Cenotaph: Green Hills Cemetery Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery 'In Memory Of' Headstone: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section MD Site 46

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