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SGT  James S. MORROW

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

S/Sgt. James S. Morrow 

 b.18 Mar. 1928    d. 24 May 1944

 8th Air Force, 3rd Div, 100 th Bomb Gp. 350 Sq.

In memory of S/Sgt. James S. Morrow, KIA 24 May 1944 while serving on the Delbert S. Pearson crew as Ball Turret Gunner on a B-17 aircraft #42-97095 (MACR 5168). This was James 13th mission and his second mission to Berlin in less than a week.  James arrived at Thorpe  Abbotts in early December 1943 on the Martin Tashjian crew. While on a training flight in an aircraft named “Fletcher's Castoria” to check the crew on land marks and procedure with their pilot Martin Tashjian at the controls, they crashed while landing. I do not believe the Tashjian crew ever flew together after that.  Of the Pearson crew, all survived except James who went down with the plane. The Germans buried him in the Dreetz Community Cemetery. He was later moved to a military cemetery in  Belgium. James is now buried in the family plot in Woodland Cemetery located in Salineville, Ohio.    

 MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

SERIAL #: 36520195 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 05168 CR: 05168

Comments1: 24 MAY 44 BERLIN (CREW 55 PL 97095) EAC

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt.Martin Tashjian     P IIC   4/12/43 KIA 15/3/44    BRUNSWICK
2nd Lt. John Dutka         CP IIC   "
2nd Lt. Floyd E.Hartman  N IIC   "  POW/29/7/44  MERSEBURG  (TAPS:10 APR 1990) 
2nd Lt. Bennie Epstein     B IIC   "
 T/Sgt. Floyd O.Douglas   E IIC   "  KIA  29/7/44    MERSEBURG
 T/Sgt. Robert D.Longworth   R IIC   " KIA 15/3/44      BRUNSWICK(With Devore)
   Sgt. Wilbur W. Palmer  WG
   Sgt. John H.White         WG    POW 6/3/44  BERLIN  (with J.Lautenschlager)
   Sgt. James S.Morrow       BT  KIA 24/5/44   BERLIN  (with D.S.Pearson)  SEE BELOW
   Sgt. Lucien E.Neveu       TG

 Crew,as above,joined the 100th BG (351st Sqdn.) on 1/12/43

CREW

PEARSON D.S. LT P POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN
LUND  W.D. LT CP POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN
GORSKI S.P. LT NAV NOC
SMITH  L.N. LT BOM POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN
SANSEVERO N. T/SGT ROG POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN
RENE  E.J. T/SGT TTE POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN TAPS:
KERIN  F X S/SGT BTG NOC
TRUESDELL B.F. S/SGT RWG POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN TAPS: 1967
SCRIVERNER H.J. S/SGT LWG POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN
ZIGO  G.P. S/SGT TG POW  24 MAY 44 BERLIN TAPS:

350TH SQD...CREW JOINED THE 100TH ON 01 DEC 1943.

ON THE 24 MAY 44 BERLIN MISSION LT JOSEPH J. GRASSILLI, FROM THE H. TIAHRT CREW, WAS THE NAVIGTOR AND BECAME A POW.  S/SGT JAMES S. MORROW, FROM THE M. TASHJIAN CREW, FLEW IN THE BALL TURRET AND WAS KIA.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-05-24  
AIRCRAFT: (42-97095) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 2493