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Raymond J Morin

Military

Assigned to 449BS 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France in B-26 41-31741 A/C hit by flak in bomb bay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Unable to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8039.

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (9OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Francis Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Assigned to 449BS 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France in B-26 41-31741 A/C hit by flak in bomb bay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Unable to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA)...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31741 'Winnie Dee II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BG, 449BS, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 96, 17 Jul 43 to 4 Jun 44; recoded PN-N, Missions flown 16; 17 Jun 44 to 12 Aug 44. ...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bristol County, MA, USA 1920

Son of Henry J and Evelena E Morin.

Lived in Bristol County, MA, USA 1942
Enlisted Springfield, MA, USA 8 July 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 12 August 1944

Assigned to 449BS 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 61100 Flers, France 12 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France in B-26 41-31741 A/C hit by flak in bomb bay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Unable to bale out. KIA. MACR 8039.

Buried 61100 Flers, France 13 August 1944

Interred
Flers Cemetery, France

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 16:29:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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