He registered for the WWII draft on 30 June 1942, employed by Shipyard 1, resided at 1260 29th St., Richmond, CA, and described himself as 6’1”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He noted he had a scar on his left wrist. He enlisted in the USAAF in Montgomery, Alabama, on 3 December 1940. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 17 September 1944 a B-24J, # 44-40787, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, Chengkung, China, departed the airfield at Liuchow with another B-24 on a combat sweep. Last contact by radio was at 0135 Zulu, 125 miles east of Hong Kong. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

MORRISON, ROBERT JAMES, Technical Sergeant, # 20151532, USAAF

 

Robert J. Morrison was born on 8 August 1921 in Massachusetts to Richard Edmund Morrison (1887-1977) and Luella D. (Kittredge) Morrison (1895-    ) (Canada). Siblings were Richard E. Morrison Jr. (1919-1970), Kathleen Alberta Morrison (1925-    ). In 1920 The family lived with his paternal grandmother, Ellen (Howard) Morrison (1854-    ) (widowed and a grand-uncle, Francis J. Howard (1847-    ). In 1942 the family resided at 51 Hemenway St., Boston, Massachusetts.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Boston, Massachusetts, on 30 November 1942. He was trained to maintain and monitor the radar on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 17 September 1944 a B-24J, # 44-40787, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, Chengkung, China, departed the airfield at Liuchow with another B-24 on a combat sweep. Last contact by radio was at 0135 Zulu, 125 miles east of Hong Kong. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, Richard E. Morrison Jr., born 15 June 1919, enlisted in the USAAF at the rank of Technical Sergeant on 31 August 1943. He died 23 July 1970 and is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.