Morris, AM2/c George R.

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AM2/C George Robert Morris 
Born: 14 January 1918 – Berkeley, Illinois 
Parents: Herbert Morris & Bessie Falls-Morris 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Home: 
– 5908 Bur Oak Avenue, Berkeley, Illinois 
Education: 
– Sunnyside School, Berkley 
– Longfellow, School, Berkley 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
– left after junior year 
Employment: Robert Gordon Incorporated – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Bessie May Morris – mother
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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