Captain Morris Tennyson Johnson
August 4, 1917 – January 13, 2018
Unit: 100th Fighter Group of the 332nd Fighter Squadron

Captain Morris T. Johnson was the Executive Officer for the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group during WWII from January 1, 1942 to 1945. As the Executive Officer, he was in charge of the squadron even though, technically a Flying Officer, was listed as the squadron’s Commanding Officer.

After the War, he moved to Los Angeles, CA and became an Attorney. He retired from the legal profession several ago and continued to live in Los Angeles.

“Father, lawyer, Tuskegee Airman, provider, leader; these are just a couple words which best describe my father Morris T. Johnson. Over the course of 92 years, Morris T. Johnson has dedicated his life to being an ineffable provider for his family, a prestigious defense attorney for the Legal Aid Foundation, and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen stationed in Naples, Italy. Always comforting my sister Sheryl and I in tough situations, my father epitomizes the meaning of family and unity. As an affiliate of the Tuskegee Airmen, Morris T. Johnson devoted his time to serving the US. Military as an executive officer in WWII. Shortly after fulfilling his duties as a Tuskegee Airman, Morris Johnson became one of the first few black men to graduate from Harvard Law School.”

~Written by his son, Allison Johnson

Click here to buy his book “My Life” by Morris T. Johnson

Source: Hawks Cry

The mission of the CAF RISE ABOVE: Red Tail is to share the inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Their success in triumphing over adversity during WWII can still inspire people of all ages to RISE ABOVE obstacles they may face.

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