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First name:  Joseph

Last name:  Morton

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Correspondent
  • Media outlet:  Associated Press
  • Type of media:  news agency
  • Born:  All

  • Died:  23 Jan 1945 Austria


The only American correspondent executed by the Germans in World War II. He was captured in Slovakia in December 1944, reporting the work of a covert Allied group trying to aid the Slovak resistance during the Slovak national uprising against the Germans. He and six members of the team were taken to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria where they were interrogated, tortured and killed.

  • France - World War II
  • The battle of Caen to win control of the Norman city, from 7 June to 19 July 1944, followed the Allied landings in Normandy.

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