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Robert Knight Morgan
Birth: Jul. 31, 1918
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 15, 2004
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

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 magic number to be sent home. Morgan co-authored a book about some of his experiences, "The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle," with Ron Powers. (bio by: Sandra Tyler Duncan) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dorothy Johnson Morgan (1922 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Johnson Morgan (1947 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Black Mountain
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sandra Tyler Duncan
Record added: May 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8762939
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Rest in Peace, Sir. I had the honor of meeting you many years ago.
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
Happy Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
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