Morrow, Joseph Caldwell, Jr., Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0273-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1916-1917, 1st Aero Squadron
Service Years
1909 - 1922

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Home Town
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Fort Townsend, Washington

Date of Passing
Mar 17, 1935
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 56 Grave 5020-SH

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Capt, Morrow, one of the first 25 rated USAS Military Aviators, is also very
difficult to find any documentation about, for reasons which are as yet not
clear. A contemporary aviator of his named John H. Morrow is found far more

The sole reference I could find for JCM is from this 1916 NY Times article
which begins:

TIMES FLIER OFF AT 6 A.M. TODAY; DUE HERE AT 4 P.M.; Official Forecasts of Favorable Weather Conditions Decide Carlstrom to Start. FOLLOWING WIND PROMISED Light Breezes Expected in Early Stages, but More Helpful Air Currents Further East. TO FLY DOWN RIVERSIDE Watchers Here Will Probably Catch First Glimpse of the Aviator at Fort Lee. TIMES FLIER OFF AT 6 A.M. TODAY

Special to The New York Times.
November 2, 1916, Thursday
Page 1, 1237 words

CHICAGO, Nov. 1. -- At daybreak tomorrow Victor Carlstrom, flying a Curtiss biplane for THE NEW YORK TIMES, will start from the army aviation field at Ashburn, on the southwestern border of Chicago, in an attempt to make a non-stop flight across the continent to New York before sunset. [ END OF FIRST

Other Comments:
The findings of drmessimer:

"Joseph C. Morrow, Jr. didn?t leave much of a footprint but here is what I have. He graduated from the USMA in the class of 1909 and went into the infantry. He was assigned to aviation 15 May 1913, qualified as a MA on 27 December 1913. He was a Wright pilot during the period when you were either a Wright or a Curtiss pilot based on which airplane you learned to fly in. In March 1914 he went with Foulois, Taliaferro, Carberry, and Dodd to Galveston, Texas where they spent four months. He was a major with the Air Service, AEF in England December 1917- June 1918. Then as a lieutenant colonel he was Chief Air Service, 3rd Corps, First Army September-October 1918. Promoted to colonel and assigned Chief Inspector, Air Service, AEF in November 1918. I have no record of him during the immediate postwar years, but he resigned in 1920, was reappointed on 15 April 1921, and retired on 15 December 1922. He died in Washington on 17 March 1935."
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