Morton served as a Private First Class, Headquarters Company, 17th Bomber Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Prentiss County, Mississippi prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 25, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a recreation and/or amusement attendants and also as Married.
Morton became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in March 16, 1949.
Service # 6972450
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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