World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties

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Title

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties

Alternative Title

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army

Description

A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 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 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 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 Dinozé, France. A second memorial was organized by his family is at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery in Parker, Pennsylvania.

Source

Digital reproduction of original record, 1946: National Archives Identifier 305285, Record Group 407, Modern Military Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division, National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.

Date Created

1946

Is Part Of

Record Group 407, Modern Military Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division, National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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Extent

Medium

1 record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Polk County, Florida
Putnam County, Florida
St. Johns County, Florida
St. Lucie County, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Calligy, Devin
Cepero, Laura

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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