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TSGT Pearce J Morrissey

TSGT Pearce J Morrissey

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 8 Mar 1944 (aged 25–26)
Germany
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 79, Site 241-243
Memorial ID 44718626 · View Source
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Pearce served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24H (#41-29292), 705th Bomber Squadron, 446th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 27, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted as being employed as a Messenger and also as Married.

Pearce was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by enemy flak and crashed north of Hanover, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on April 10, 1950. Airmen from two different B-24 are interred here together.

Service # 31110865

Airmen who perished on B-24H (#41-29292):

Baxa, Leonard J, 2nd Lt, Navigator, Illinois
Carr, Jay G, 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Missouri
Casey, James E., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Mississippi
Grant, Glenn O ~ T/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Georgia
Hahnert, Calvin G ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Indiana
May, Kenneth R., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Indiana
Merriman, James A., 1st Lt, Pilot, Nebraska
Micken, Robert B ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Pennsylvania
Morrissey, Pearce J, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, New Hampshire
Myers, Robert L., S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania

Airmen who perished on B-24J (#42-100231):

Capps, Milton L. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, South Carolina
Civitarese, William P. ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
Helfer, Clifton C. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Michigan
Hood, Alva W., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Idaho
Mars, Antigon O. M. ~ 1st Lt, Navigator
Neamon, Leon ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, New York
Robblee, Loring J. ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Massachusetts
Roeder, Irvin C. ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Indiana
Wilkins, Glen O. ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, California
Worsham, Edgar A., Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Maryland

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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TSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 23 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44718626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Pearce J Morrissey (1918–8 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44718626, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .