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Morris William Larkin (1919 - 2009)

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Morris William "Mush" Larkin
Born in Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Beverly, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Larkin-1409 created 25 Jul 2016 | Last modified
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Categories: Independent Golden Crown Cemetery, Woburn, Massachusetts | 44th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Forces, World War II | American Ex-Prisoners of War | Prisoners of War, United States of America, World War II.

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Biography

Personal Story

Morris William Larkin was the son of Jacob and SarahPaul Larkin, both Russian immigrants. In 1930, Morris had an older sister, Celia, and a brother, Samuel (enumerated as Sidney in the 1940 census), and the family lived in Revere, Massachusetts.[1]Sometime between the 1930 census and the 1940 census, Morris' mother passed away, leaving his father widowed with three children. [2] Morris married Elaine Shreider and they had three children. He died at the age of 90 in Beverly, Massachusetts on September 28, 2009[3] and was survived by his wife, his children, 2 grandchildren, and 2 step-children.[4]Morris is buried in Independent Golden Crown Cemetery, Woburn, Massachusetts.[5]


WWII War Story

Morris Larkin was a Prisoner of War during World War II.

On 13 Aug 1944, Staff Sergeant Morris W Larkin was the right waist gunner with the 506th Squadron, 44th BG, flying a bomb run between Le Havre and Rouen, France, when the plane, a B-24 named the "Passion Pit", was hit by flak. The official Missing Air Crew Report stated,"“At 1321 hours, this aircraft was hit by flak. #1 and #2 engines burst into flames and it slid out of formation, under control. Nine chutes observed to open before aircraft exploded and crashed.” [6]He and the rest of the crew parachuted to safety before the plane exploded, and the entire crew of 10 men was taken prisoner.[6]He was held at Stalag Luft IV. [7][8]


Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQRR-JQC : 8 December 2015), Morris Larkin in entry for Jacob Larkin, 1930.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4NY-C71 : 17 May 2014), Morris Larkin in household of Jacob Larkin, Ward 2, Revere, Revere City, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-64, sheet 4B, family 67, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1643.
  3. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTV2-3Y6 : 20 May 2014), Morris W Larkin, 28 Sep 2009; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  4. "Legacy.com" Morris W Larkin Obituary. Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, n.d. Web. 25 July 2016.
  5. Find-A-Grave: Memorial #42555773
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lundy, Will. 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties. United States: Publisher Not Identified, 2005. Print.
  7. United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29D-SRV3 : 18 February 2016), Morris W Larkin, 13 Aug 1944; citing Military Service, Germany, NARA NAID 1263907 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. AXPOW Guestbook

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