Thomas Harwood Morgan was the son of Thomas Harwood Morgan and Laurabel Brown.

Aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-52186 was on an operational mission to Florennes, Suzeine AF. The aircraft was hit by an enemy aircraft, was seen to go into a vertical dive and disintegrated before it hit the ground. The aircraft crashed 3 km north of Arendonck and 7 km east of Turnhout, Belgium. Sgt Morgan and 4 other crewmembers were found dead on the place of the crash and were buried at the Cemetery of Antwerpen-Deurne on May 12, 1944.

Buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium, B, 40, 50

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Edward J. Perro
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Chris W. Chrstensen
Navigator, 2nd Lt Robert Hall Jr.
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Herman A. Neeck
ROM, T/Sgt Thomas H. Morgan
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt James R. grant
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Kenneth F. Norwood
Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt William C. Martin
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Walter J. Thomas
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Roy H. Weidlich

The evening Herald Courier, 24 May 1944
Tech. Sgt. Thomas H. Morgan Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Morgan of 1021 Carolina ave., Bristol, Tenn., is missing in action over Germany, the U.S. War Department yesterday notified his parents. The message of notification said Sgt. Morgan had been missing since May 9. He was radio operator and turret gunner on a Liberator bomber. A graduate of Bristol, Tenn., high, Sgt. Morgan spent a year at King College and a year at the University of Tennessee before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps on January 5, 1943. Je trained at Miami Beach, Fla., Chicago, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Arizona, Blythe, Calif., Langley Field and Mitchell Field before going overseas in early March, 1944.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 November 1922
  • Date of death: 9 May 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 735th Bomber Squadron, 453rd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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