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Morgan, Robert Knight b. July 31, 1918 d. May 15, 2004 United States Army Officer, Aviator. He was the pilot of the "Memphis Belle," the B-17 that flew 25 combat missions during World War II over Germany and France. He and three other members of the Memphis Belle's crew were made honorary colonels of the state of Tennessee in 2000. The crew flew the historic number of 25 bombing missions during World War II on May 17, 1943. The Belle was the first heavy bomber to complete 25 missions in the European theater and then return to the USA; it was the...[Read More] (Bio by: Sandra Tyler Duncan) Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA