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

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of death: 9 May 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • 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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