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William H Morgan


He flewon Ragnar Carlson crew. Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Completed 31 missions.
On Mar 22, hit by flak over Berlin; made it back to Osnabruck, hit hard by flack again. 5 enlisted crewmen in back, thinking we were going down and with no intercom, bailed out. The rest of us made it to the English coast and crash landed. On 24 Apr 1944, on mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, given credit for 1 ME-109. The 306th lost 10 planes that day, which tied the record for losses [according to Russell Strong's book].

DFM (2); AM (5); UC; others


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, Florida 14 September 1921


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:10 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 Sept 1999 Edition; self, First Over Germany pg. 239, MACR 434 [crewmen that bailed out], KU 682A Report [crewmen that bailed out], Russell Strong Index Cards, 306th BGA Collection, / 306th BGA Collection / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /