|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1920|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1998|
CAPT USAAF WWII
The crew of B-24H #41-28673, the number 355 plane, was brought down due to flak on its mission to a target at Pforzheim 1 April 1944 near the area of Arras FRANCE and in the vicinity of the German border. Col James M Thompson, the Command Pilot, was killed in the crash. Three airmen were able to evade capture, however, the others were taken as POWs. The 389th Bomb Group lost three planes that day due to flak. This loss is documented in MACR #3596. The aircraft model was B-24H-15-DT, Letter J. The crew members were~
Col James M Thompson, O-017992, Command Pilot, KIA, from Limestone County TX
Lt Alan J Teague, O-661892, Pilot, POW, from Rock County WI
2nd Lt Jesse M Hamby, O-811196, Co-Pilot, EVD, from Tuscaloosa AL
Capt Robert R Thornton, Navigator, O-430028, POW, from Houston TX
2nd Lt Bruce A Vaughn, O-690742, Navigator, POW, from Vanderburg County IN
TSgt Edmund J Rudnicki, 35300453, Top Turret Gunner, POW, from Mahoning County OH
SSgt Simon Cohen, 11130339, Radio Operator, EVD, from Suffolk County MA
SSgt Charlie L Dugosh, 18201733, Ball Turret Gunner, POW, from Bandera County TX
SSgt John A Dutka, 31277381, Waist Gunner, EVD, from Middlesex County CT
SSgt Jack W Porter, 36181194, Waist Gunner, POW, from Kalamazoo County MI
Capt Minor L Morgan, O-660224, Tail Gunner, POW, from Dallas TX
Rites today for Minor Morgan, 77, attorney and psychologist: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - November 10, 1998
Deceased Name: Rites today for Minor Morgan, 77, attorney and psychologist
During his 77 years, Minor Latham Morgan was a World War II POW, a civil and criminal lawyer, an assistant district attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney and a municipal judge. After retiring, he earned a doctorate and began a career as a psychologist.
Mr. Morgan died Saturday morning of heart attack at his Dallas home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. He will be buried after a private ceremony in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Minor Morgan Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., said his father was still seeing clients as a psychologist just before his death.
"He'll always be an inspiration to me," his son said. "He was loved by everybody. He was the kindest, gentlest man."
Mr. Morgan decided to enter psychology to help people like those he had dealt with in the legal system, his son said. Mr. Morgan specialized in the treatment of criminals and sex offenders.
"He had a lot of exposure to criminals, and he thought they could be rehabilitated . . .," his son said. "He considered himself a helper and a counselor."
Mr. Morgan worked hard to earn a doctorate as a student in his 60s.
"The professors were half his age," his son said of his father's return to North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas.
Born in Greenwood, Miss., Mr. Morgan attended the University of Mississippi. During World War II, Mr. Morgan, a B-24 navigator and gunner, was shot down over occupied France and spent a year in a German prisoner of war camp before being liberated by Russian troops. He received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in flight.
After leaving the service in 1946, Mr. Morgan attended Southern Methodist University, where he earned a law degree in 1950.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Morgan was an assistant district attorney. In 1956, he was elected judge for County Court-at-Law No. 2.
He next served as an assistant U.S. attorney until 1960, when he entered private law practice as a partner of Fair, Beasley, Morgan and Bates.
In 1969, Mr. Morgan was named a Highland Park Municipal Court judge, a position he took seriously, his son said.
Mr. Morgan left his court and returned to private practice before earning a doctorate.
For the last 15 years, Mr. Morgan was precinct chairman for the Republican Party in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas.
He had been an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Community Chest, the Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America.
In addition to his son, Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Eva Jane Potter Morgan of Dallas; a daughter, Melissa Morgan of San Diego; a brother, James Henry Morgan of Swainesboro, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
PHOTO(S): Minor Morgan ;Author: Joe Simnacher
Edition: HOME FINAL
(c) Copyright, 1998, The Dallas Morning News
James Henry Morgan (1882 - 1931)
Mary Dabney Morgan (1881 - 1960)
James Henry Morgan (1913 - 2014)*
Robert Dabney Morgan (1915 - 1995)*
Minor Latham Morgan (1920 - 1998)
Note: Note monument is covered up 9 April 2013, per Contributor John Dowdy
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Monument Garden, Block 37, Lot 8, Space 8
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93733550
Added: Jun. 8, 2014
Added: Apr. 7, 2013
~For The Crew Of B-24H #41-28673 - For Your Courage In Flight - And On The Ground - Thank You For Freedom~|
Added: Aug. 5, 2012