Morris, Edward John

Individual Personnel Data
Name Morris, Edward John   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 18188338   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #38 dated 26 February 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #65 dated 5 April 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty on or about 9 May 1944 to Moulsford Manor near Cholsey Berkshire (a Flak House) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 7279 (32.120 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Heim, Gerard AnthonyPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Bouvier, James AndrewCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Reinlie, Robert LainlorNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Kasmerski, Stephen JamesBombardierCT
S/SGT. Doran, Francis PatrickRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Morris, Edward JohnEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Kemak, Andrew StevenBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Kanclewski, Edwin JTail GunnerWIA
SGT. Bailey, Henry GodardFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Bloomquist, Harold EdwardFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 25 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31048 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37758 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron deputy, low group. Turned back at 1149 hrs because oil pressure in #4 engine dropped and engine had to be feathered.
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37758 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑29651 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37758 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0850 hrs at Splasher 4 because they were unable to locate the formation in bad weather.
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
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102442 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102442 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102442 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron deputy. Turned back at 0913 hrs when tail gunner became very ill.
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, lead group, 41st CBW.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group. Ground spare; replaced 42‑102442.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Group. Turned back at 0844 due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to failure of #2 engine.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
158 16 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Aborted mission after taking off.
High group. Turned back at 0846 hrs due to #2 runaway prop.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97178 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Attacked by enemy aircraft immediately after bombs away; #1 engine caught fire and exploded in a puff of smoke; aircraft fell out of formation and started gliding down slowly; one enemy aircraft followed him down, firing; plane later exploded in mid-air; no chutes seen; crashed near Perchting, Germany. MACR 7279
Sortie Report

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