1944 — Italy
T/Sgt James C Morefield was a Radio/Gunner in the 321st Bomb Group, the 448th Bomb Squadron in WWII that flew Combat Missions against the AXIS Powers in the Mediterranean Theatre.
321st Bomb Group, 448th Bomb Squadron; B-25's in the MTO, some of James MISSIONS, these in the Cherry Fizz (see Photo)
16 Sep 44
A/C No. 43-4027 “Cherry Fizz” P Leonard, Lee V., 1Lt CP Schweitzer, Robert E., 2Lt N None B Judy, Philip R., 2Lt E Hospod, Benjamin (NMI), S/Sgt R Morefield, James C., Sgt G Magyar, Steven J., S/Sgt F White, E. T., S/Sgt
23 Sep 44
A/C No. 43-4037 “Cherry Fizz” P Riley, Robert L., 1Lt CP Churchill, Duane W., 2Lt N None B McDonough, Thomas E., Jr., 1Lt E Hospod, Benjamin (NMI), S/Sgt R Morefield, James C., S/Sgt G Magyar, Steven J., S/Sgt F Merrill, B. L., Capt, 9th Combat Camera?
8 Feb 45
A/C No. 43-4037 Tail # 78 “The Cherry Fizz” P Stromberg, Carl K., 1Lt CP Sturgis, Cloral S., 1Lt N None B Rutz, Victor H., F/O E Turner, James H., Sgt R Morefield, James C., T/Sgt G Enderle, Melvin J., S/Sgt F None
A/C No. 43-4067 “The Big Swing” P Leonard, Lee V., 1Lt CP N None B Judy, Philip R., 2Lt E Hospod, Benjamin (NMI), S/Sgt R Morefield, James C., S/Sgt G Magyar, Steven J., S/Sgt
NAME MOREFIELD JAMES C (Re-entry as a CAREER) Korea
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA; ENLISTMENT 20 Nov. 1945
GRADE:T/SGT Technical Sergeant; Army Air Corps
NATIVITY; TENNESSEE YEAR OF BIRTH; 1924, White, citizen 1 year of high school
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
James C Morefield Birth: Jan. 4, 1924 Death: Nov. 30, 2000
Note: SSGT US AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR II; KOREA
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 70, Site: 1277
Photo's and stories from James daughter Dara Morefield.
(To 57th BW Historical Researcher John Fitzgerald) I never really knew anything about Dad's military career untill he died, and I got his papers. I was brought up in Ireland and England because Mom & Dad got divorced when I was quite young, and Mom moved back to Ireland. So having started out American (living on Air Force bases) I became Irish/English and had no contact at all with my American family until about 1991. By the time I met Dad (and my aunts and cousins) again he was already living at the US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in Washington DC.
I have attached a few more items with this mail and I'll sift through the military documents I have from Dad and forward anything I think might be of interest. Don't worry, I won't feel in any way offended if you don't want to use items. I have his log book of bombing raids which I find fascinating, especially as I have a friend whose Italian husband's family comes from one of the villages he bombed.
The picture of Mom & Dad was taken in England (Margate, I think) where they met in the early 50's. Dad was stationed in East Anglia and Mom had come over from Ireland to find work in England.
kind regards, 15 June, 2011 Dara
Dara Morefield /Coatsworth
PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com 321st Bomb Group Historian