Son of Henry and Cushi Ratliff Morris
He resided in Boyd County, Kentucky prior to the war.
Enlisted on September 9, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.
He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a oiler of machinery and also as Married. (Wife, Velda Morris )
U.S. Army Air Force #35774084
15th AAF Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron
He was a Passenger on Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3) "Snafu Airlines" #43-47994, with 2nd Rescue Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force.
C-47 #43-47994 took off from Tacloban, Leyte on a courier mission to Clark Field, Luzon.. After takeoff they were not seen or heard from again. MACR #15024
They crashed from what was believed to be high winds, which the pilot was not made aware of, and the wind were recorded as blowing up to 80 knots in the area. They crashed in the sea near Bugui Point, Masbate Island, Philippines. Parts of the C-47 washed on shore however none of the remains of the crew were ever found.
Winford was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash that occurred after WW II had ended.
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Airmen who perished on C-47 #43-47994:
Broussard, Ovie, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Morris, Winford ~ Corp, Passenger, KY
Proehl, Arthur H ~ 2nd Lt, Observer, IA
Ray, Lawrence O ~ Sgt, Passenger, NC
Register, Prescott D ~ M/Sgt, Engineer, GA
Shiver, Orville R ~ FO, Co-Pilot, FL
Walker, Lytle R, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, TX
Waugh, Benton A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NC
( Bio & Crew Report by CFFA and : Russ Pickett )
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