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Harry R Morris

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Harry Morris was stationed in England with the 497th Bomb Squadron of the 344th Bomb Group as a mechanic working on the B-26's. According to his discharge papers, he left the US on 2 Feb 1944, and arrived in Scotland on 8 Feb 1944.

He met and married Kathleen Bergin from Mt. Mellick, Ireland, who was living in England. Their son, Harry R Morris, Jr. was born in Cambridge, England in 1944.

Morris had left England 26 Sept 1945 on route to Japan but with the surrender diverted to the US for Honorable Discharge on 3 Oct 1945. According to the ship's manifest Kathleen Morris and son Harry R Morris, Jr. arrived via ship 'George W Goethals' T-AP-182, landing at Ellis Island on 17 Oct 1946. The couple raised their son in Shreve, Ohio.

According to his son, he didn't talk much about his memories of the war but he did talk about the Battle of the Bulge and of being in France and Belgium with his Unit for which he was awarded Combat Medals including 6 Bronze Stars.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Stansted Mountfitchet

    Military site : airfield
    Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...

  • Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Shreve, OH 44676, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2017 15:08:56 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Correspondence with Harry R Morris' son, Harry R Morris Jr.

See also: http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2005.htm

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