Kantor, Morris (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Kantor, Morris (NMI)   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-687857   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France: Plot C Row 16 Grave 89
Additional Information
Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak house) on or about 6 March 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #44 dated 6 March 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3871 (20.517 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Poole, George Irvin, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Butler, Robert AndrewCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kantor, Morris (NMI)NavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Fillios, Peter SteveBombardierTBD
S/SGT. Marshall, William (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Mazzaccaro, Augustine FrankEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Hoskins, Herman (NMI), JrBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Holland, Edward JamesTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Brennan, William MartinFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Hartline, Cleo JuliusFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 26 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Navigator 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑29529 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Crash landed in a field near the base due to low fuel. Two crewmembers injured, others safe.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Navigator 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation nd completed mission, but did not bomb primary target; jettisoned bombs in North Sea.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Navigator 42‑29632 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back becuse all four engines were 'running very rough.'
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Navigator 42‑5404 Combat Mission Credit
Carried nickles (propaganda leaflets}.
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Navigator 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Navigator 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑29632 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Navigator 42‑39784 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37885 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Flying Spare. Joined formation. Landed away at Chelveston Airfield, AAF Station 105.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Navigator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Navigator 42‑37974 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Navigator 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Navigator 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑32007 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Navigator 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97124 Combat Mission Credit
Nathan (Nataan) Asch, 41-year old writer from Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and son of Sholem Asch, the well-known author, completed the mission with this crew. Asch, an Air Force sergeant, was stationed in London with the Eighth Air Force Public Relations Headquarters, with duty as a war correspondent. He went to sleep while the formation was over Germany. 'I was terrified' he confessed. 'There had been a rending noise in the nose and I guess my going to sleep was just a mental escape to disabuse my mind. Flak was bursting all around. When I woke up there was a hole just below me. I grabbed a flak suit and crushed it to me like a baby.' He expressed surprise when combat men described the mission as quiet compared to most of them. From Henry L Davis papers, AFHRA, Maxwell AFB.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Navigator 42‑38158 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Navigator 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Navigator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Navigator 42‑31048 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑97228 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Navigator 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑97228 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Messbach, Germany. MACR 3871
Sortie Report

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