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Joseph A Morris

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) during air combat in P-47D (42-7990), last seen in pursuit of Fw190 northwest of Paris on 16 August 1943.

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Some sources erroneously report the serial of his aircraft as 42-8494, but this P-47D was actually lost on 15 September 1943.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-7990

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Shot down in air combat with German Fw190 fighters of JG 2 on 16 August 1943.

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-105 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 August 1943
    A combined force of 180 P-47s (all with belly tanks) are despatched from : 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG to escort VIII Bomber Command mission #83 attacking German airfields in France at Paris (Le Bourget), Poix and Abbeville. 3 aircraft Failed to Return ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wyoming, Alva 8 December 1911
MIA NW Paris 16 August 1943

MIA

Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 11:31:59 Rainer Changes to biography and mission associations
Sources

littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 19:05:56 BruceSpf Changes to events
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 18:37:08 BruceSpf Changes to biography and events
Sources

Lt Col Joseph A Morris DD Form 214

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:04 AAM AAM ingest
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, 234, ABMC, Jonah's Feet Are Dry Pg 631 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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