From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Loren Morris '27

Date of birth: January 30, 1904

Date of death: April 12, 1942

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Loren was lost on April 12, 1942 when the PBY-5 Catalina he was flying crashed into a mountain near Alameda, California. He had been commanding officer of Patrol Squadron (VP) 84 since October 1, 1941; the squadron was departing for a homeport shift to Norfolk. Another aircraft from his squadron also crashed in this incident. In all, 13 officers and men were lost; only one enlisted man survived.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3560 on November 30, 1929.

Loren is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his wife.

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Frank Fernald '33 was piloting the other Catalina; Edward Denney '35 was that aircraft's co-pilot.

Class of 1927

Loren is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.