Born 24 March 1922
Died non Battle 14 June 1943
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, U, 103

Second Lieutenant
Air Corps

2nd Lt Morrison was an instructor at the Lubbock Army Air Field. He died of injuries caused by an airplane accident four miles west of Lubbock Army Air Field.

Amarillo Daily News, 16 June 1943
Officer and Cadet killed at Lubbock. Lubbock, June 15.
A flying officer and a cadet were killed in the crash of a twin-engine plane near Lubbock Army Air Field, the fields public relations office announced today.
They were: Second Lieutenant Robert C. Morrison Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Morrison Sr, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Cadet Robert D. Hodges, son of Mrs. Evelyn Hodges, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The plane was on a routine training flight, the office said.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, June 16, 1943
News was received here yesterday of the death in an airplane crash near Lubbock Field in Texas Monday afternoon of Lt. Robert C. Morrison, 21, son of Robert C. Morrison Sr. of 722 Mississippi Avenue. Lt. Morrison, a graduate of Notre Dame School here and a student at the University of Chattanooga when he enlisted in the army air corps, was an instructor at the Lubbock Field. The crash occurred as he and a flying cadet, Robert D. Hodges of Indianapolis, were flying a training plane. Both died instantly. Morrison’s body will be brought to Chattanooga for services and burial, plans to be announced. Lt. Morrison’s wife, the former Miss Audrey Chauncey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Chauncey, 2227 Lyndon Avenue, is visiting her parents here.4

Picture from the Notre Dame High School Yearbook 1944

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 March 1922
  • Date of death: 14 June 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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