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1st Lt. Thomas L. Morgan - Fallen

Thomas L. Morgan
County: Burleigh
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 21, 1942
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 341st Bomber Squadron, 97th Bomber Group, Heavy

Lieutenant Morgan was a Bombardier on B-17 (serial #41-24344) that took off on a mission to Lorient, Occupied France, on 21 October 1942. The mission encountered adverse weather disturbances, and many of the planes were forced to turn back. However, the formation that ship #41-24344 was in continued onto the briefed target. 

Upon arrival over the target, the formation was met by heavy fighter opposition and heroic performances by the crew concerned were responsible in accounting for shooting down two of the fighters. There is no specific information as to the cause of the crew of #41-24344 not returning. Lieutenant Morgan's body was not identified at the scene. 

Buried at Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial.