Woodbury County

Lt. Floyd C. Morris

Lt. Floyd C. Morris Given Flying Cross

Lt. Floyd C. Morris, whose wife, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Morris, resides at 1506 Glendale Boulevard, has been awarded the distinguished flying cross for extraordinary achievement as a pilot of B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment aircraft.

On several missions, his skill as a pilot has been responsible for the return of a partially crippled plane to friendly territory and for the safety of his crew. On one occasion, his formation was attacked by German fighters near Hanover. Explosive shells from the enemy planes destroyed five B-24’s and damaged Lt. Morris plane. In spite of a runaway propeller and other damage, he managed to stay in the formation and return to England without further damage or injury to his crew.

Lt. Morris, who attended East High School and was employed as mechanic by Olson’s garage before joining the army in 1939, also was awarded the air medal with four oak leaf clusters.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 21, 1945