This collection contains correspondence from Capt. James N. Morton, USAAF, to his family during the Second World War, as well
as one letter from his son, Sgt. James E. Morton, USA, to his sister Barbara.
Captain James Newton Morton, United States Army (11/12/1894 - 4/1984) was born in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania and married
his wife Ethel in 1925. They had two children, Barbara and James Edwin "Eddie" by 1932. Capt. Morton trained with the Army
in Colorado Springs, Colorado and left for England during the Second World War in May 1943 as a First Lieutenant as part of
the 22nd Photo Squadron. He spent his time in England working with several units' public relations and witnessed the takeoff
and landing of thousands of planes for the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. He earned Captain in July 1943 but it
remains uncertain how long he stayed in the service. Capt. Norton passed away in April 1984 in Camp Hill, PA.
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