1/Lt. Grady Morris

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Grady Morris

343rd FS - 07 December 1944 - 19 February 1945 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-Y 44-14235 "Pinky/Li'l Jan" (K. Esberger)
P-51D CY-A 44-14298 "Pink"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
291 24 December 1944 Babenhausen
323 19 February 1945 Railroad Rodeo (Yellow 4)
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 24 December 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) S/Frankfurt
Notes Born in Savannah, Georgia, 23 September 1924
Home of Record - Jacksonville, Florida
ASN - O-721496
07 December 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
February 1945 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
19 February 1945 - Prisoner of War
Lt. Morris was hit by flak at Lippstadt and bailed out 20 miles west of Hamm, Germany.
Lt. Morris was imprisoned at Nuremberg and after a march, in Stalag Luft VII A at Moosburg.
MACR No. 12497
Lost in P-51D CY-A 44-14298 "Pink".
February 1945 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
February 1945 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant

Passed away on 17 June 1996.  Buried in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA - Plot: 36, 0, 3932 (see photo below of headstone)

Additional Photos Lt. Morris's medals (L-R) Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal
Lt. Morris' medals (Back) (L-R) Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal
Lt. Morris' medals (Back) (L-R) Air Medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross
Lt. Morris' Headstone in Barrancas National Cemetery (B. Helms Hice)
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