Morgan S Freeman

Military

Morgan Freeman was Engineer/Gunner on B26 41-17982 on the 17 May 1943 mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). He was one of the three POWs. See Pilot Robert Stillman's page for details.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-790934
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19016978
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-791727
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-019769
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14071397
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

11 June 1915

Enlisted

Jacksonville Army Airfield, Florida, United States 22 January 1942 as a Private in the Air Corps

Other

captured

west of Rozenburg, The Netherlands 17 May 1943 After the crash of B-26 Serial 41-17982

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Bad Sulza, Germany 17 May 1943 interned at Stalag 9C in Bad Sulza, near Weimar. NARA WWII POW records :" Returned to Military Control (RMC) on 21 July 1945."

Died

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States 6 January 1972

Buried

Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Revisions

Date13 Dec 2017 16:25:32
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 15539
Corrected middle initial : S instead of F
NARA WWII Enlistment Records
NARA WWII POW Records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:20
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 125, MACR 15539