Morton, Cecil Gordon

Individual Personnel Data
Name Morton, Cecil Gordon   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 15080142   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #89 - Detachment of Patients, 30th General Hospital, APO 514 U.S. Army, effective 4 September 1943.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 28 January 1944, effective 27 January 1944.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #50 dated 16 March 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan
Additional Information
Appointed Technical Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3869 (24.961 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Bishop, Charles W, "CHICK"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Ulrey, Edgar EllsworthCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Grimaldi, Anthony JosephNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Yee, Wilbert Y KBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Morton, Cecil GordonRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Edman, Bruno EdwinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kalas, Joseph MarkusBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Parks, Howard DavidTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kelly, Leonard JosephFlexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Yeater, James ThomasFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 16 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑30030 Combat Mission Credit
Group Lead.
Sortie Report
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑3222 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30030 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 1435 hrs at Splasher 5 because prop on #2 engine ran away.
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30039 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Radio Operator 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38112 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
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low Squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1013 hrs; could not locate formation due to 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
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41st Combat Wing A lead.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Lindenfels, Germany. MACR 3869
Sortie Report

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