Morris, James Madison, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1945, POW Germany
Service Years
1942 - 1969
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Lieutenant Colonel

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Morris, James Madison, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Columbus, Ohio
Last Address
Palm Harbor, Florida

Date of Passing
Apr 08, 2008
Location of Interment
Garden of Memories Cemetery - Tampa, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  1961, American Fighter Aces Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In WWII he was credited with destroying 7.333 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 2.8333 on the ground.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) James M. Morris (ASN: 0-730573), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-38 Fighter Airplane in the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 8 February 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date Captain Morris shot down FOUR enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Captain Morris' unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 25 (1944)

Action Date: 8-Feb-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 77th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 20th Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force

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Aviator (Command)
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School77th Fighter Squadron  - Gamblers20th Fighter GroupPOW Germany
  1942-1942, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1944, M 1056, 77th Fighter Squadron - Gamblers
  1942-1944, M 1056, 20th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, POW Germany
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Air Command and Staff College
  1952-1956, Air Command and Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  F-84 Thunderjet  KB-29P Tanker  
F-101 Voodoo  F-100 Super Sabre  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-4 Phantom  
  1942-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1950-1951, F-84 Thunderjet
  1956-1957, KB-29P Tanker
  1956-1958, F-84 Thunderjet
  1957-1958, F-101 Voodoo
  1962-1963, F-100 Super Sabre
  1963-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1967-1969, F-4 Phantom
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