668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Cpl. Terrance Francis Morrissy

Gunner,  31356271

Killed In Training - Nov 10, 1944

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: about 1925, Massachusetts

Entered Military Service: From: Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Buried: Epinal American Cemetery, Dinoze, France, Plot B Row 28 Grave 67

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Notes:
Pilot and crew were on a practice bombing mission at Arbonne Bombing Range. Witnesses heard the sound of racing engines causing them to look up. They saw the airplane coming through the overcast in a violent unconventional spin (possibly inverted). Soon after, the plane struck the ground inverted and was demolished, killing the entire crew.

Description:
There was one training accident during the month. While on a practice bombing mission on the 10th November, an A-20, piloted by 2d Lt Richard C. Miles of the 668th Bomb Sq (L), crashed about three miles south of Fontaineblue. The plane was seen to break through a low overcast in an unconventional spin--possibly an inverted spin. It struck the ground and was almost completely demolished. No one was seen getting out of the plane although the body of Corporal Samuel A. Pepe was found 500 yards from the crash, evidently thrown clear of the plane during the spin. There was no evidence of engine failure. Lt Miles, his bombardier-navigator, 2d Lt William G. Kelly, and the two gunners, Corporal Pepe and Corporal Terrance F. Morrissey, were all killed. The four men were interred at the American Military Cemetary at Solers, France. These were our only losses during the month of November.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also AAR 45-11-10-523




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Crash Photo
Artifacts recovered from Crash site
Artifacts recovered from Crash site
Memorial Stele in the Fontainebleau Forest at the crash site.
Memorial Stele in the Fontainebleau Forest at the crash site.
Memorial Ceremony at Crash site
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
 
 
 
 


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