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AM2/C George Robert Morris


Born:14 January 1918 - Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois

Parents: Herbert Morris & Bessie Falls-Morris

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Home:

    - 5908 Bur Oak Avenue, Berkley, Illinois

Education:

    - Sunnyside School, Berkley

    - Longfellow, School, Berkley

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1943

            - left after junior year

Occupation: steamfitter

Enlisted:

    - U.S. Navy

        - 31 December 1941

Serial Number: Unknown

Training: 

    - Newport, Rhode Island

    - Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida

Rank: Aviation Metalsmith Second Class

Died:

    - 19 June 1943

        - dive bomber crash - Melbourne, Florida

            - all members of the crew were killed

Buried:

    -  26 June 1943

Note: In October 1946, Fifty-fifth Avenue, in Berkley, was renamed Morris

           Avenue in honor of George Morris.

Memorial:

    - Waldheim Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois

        - Section: J   Lot: 111

            - cemetery merged with Forest Home Cemetery in 1969


 

 

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