Assigned to the 324th Sqn of the 91st Bomb Group, Bob Morgan was one the original USAAF combat crews to fly the B-17 Fortress from England in the great daylight raids against targets in enemy occupied Europe. Bob Morgan completed a full tour in 1942 – 1943 piloting the famous four-engine B-17 heavy bomber, The Memphis Belle. Morgan later volunteered for a second tour and commanded the 869th Sqn’s B-29 Superfortresses in the Pacific. As part of the 497th Bomb Group flying from Saipan, he completed another full tour which included leading the first mission to bomb Tokyo in 1944. One of a handful of USAAF bomber pilots to see action in two different theatres of the war, the colourful Bob Morgan became an established household name in the US – a reputation rekindled when the successful film The Memphis Belle was released in 1990 which featured the exploits of USAAF bomber aircrews in Europe in WWII. The original
Memphis Belle is now preserved at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio.