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Dwight Franklin Morgan

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3305

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Walter Swarner

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3305 ...

Units served with

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24200 'Wittle Wed Wabbit'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. 2 x POW, 7 x KIA MACR 3305

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 25 October 1915

Son of Dwight F Sr and Lola F Morgan.
Husband of Virginia Lee Morgan.

Lived in Indianapolis, IN October 1940

At time of draft registration employed by Chevrolet Motors Inc.

Enlisted La Fayette, IN 17 March 1942

La Fayette, Indiana

Based Berca 1943 – 30 April 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Vicinity of Messina, Sicily 30 April 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. KIA MACR 3305

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2020 16:30:52 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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