William H. Morris was born on January 21, 1922. He was the son of Ullman A. Morris.
William served in the 550th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Flight Officer and Pilot of the B-17 #42-3544 'Stars and Stripes' during World War II. He was Killed in Action on January 5, 1944, in crash landing at Badwell Ash, Suffolk, England, while attempting to reach their base after the aircraft was severely battle damaged on a bombing mission over Bordeaux, France. Seven of his crewmates were also Killed In Action, only the tail gunner survived.
F/O Morris is now buried in the Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Lightburn, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA.
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