Headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of 1st Lt. Frank Black Morgan

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish descent, working in the publishing industry as an editor and linotype operation. Edna Grace Morgan (née Black) was a native of Pennsylvania. 1st Lt. Morgan had two older brothers: Samuel Cree Morgan (1909-1990) and James Alexander Morgan (1912-1982). The Morgans owned a home on 17 Clopper Street in Greensburg, where 1st Lt. Morgan resided until he entered active service on April 27, 1942, out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 22. 1st Lt. Morgan trained at MacDuill Field, a U.S. Army Air Corps which would become MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, and then served with the 555th Bomber Squadron, a unit within the 386th Bomber Group. 1st Lt. Morgan served his country with distinction, earning an Air Medal with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters. He died on December 20, 1944, four days into the Ardennes Counteroffensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. His death is listed as non-battle related, suggesting that he may have been one of the many Martin B-26 Marauder crashes at takeoff or upon landing. 1st Lt. Morgan died just before the end of the World War II at the age of 24. 1st Lt. Morgan is buried in Plot B, Row 39, Grave 46 at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in France. A second memorial was organized by his family is at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery in Parker, Pennsylvania.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Digital reproduction of original GRid=56374382">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-08-31

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Épinal American Cemetery France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Calligy, Devin
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56374382" target="_blank">1Lt Frank B Morgan." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56374382.
"Headstone Inscription and Interment Record for First Lieutenant Frank B. Morgan." RICHES of Central Florida.
"GRid=58136219" target="_blank">Samuel Morgan." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=58136219.
"Samuel Morgan, Jr." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG89-24H.
"Frank B Morgan." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHHK-PHR.
"Frank B Morgan." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQNX-5LJ.
"WWII Army Casualties: Florida." National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/florida.html.

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