|Pilot 2nd Lt. Christopher W. Morgan, O-799613 (POW, survived) NY
Crashed October 16, 1943 at 4:45pm
Built by North American. Constructors Number 16248. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to India.
Assigned to the 10th Air Force, 311th Bombardment Group (Dive), 385th Bombardment Squadron.
On September 30, 1943 redesignated the 311th Fighter-Bomber Group, 529th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. When lost, engine V-1710-87 serial number 42-175817. Weapon serial numbers not listed on MACR.
On October 16, 1943 took off from Dinjan Airfield in Inida on a bombing and strafing mission over Sumprabum in Burma. This aircraft was flying in a four plane flight led by Major Lutz. This aircraft was flying in the left wing position. Weather was good with intervening clouds at 16,000' with good visibility above and below the clouds. After take off, failed to rendezvous but were contacted by radio. This aircraft failed to return and was declared Missing In Action (MIA). Officially condemned on October 16, 1943.
The next day, A-36A piloted by Brigadier General Old led a search for the missing flight, but failed to find any trace of them.
Fate of the Pilot
Morgan was captured by the Japanese and became a Prisoner Of War (POW). He was liberated as of May 4, 1945 and returned to duty.
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 1000
NARA World War II Prisoners of War Data File - Christopher W. Morgan
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August 10, 2019