Federal Agent Robert Francis Purcell

Federal Agent Robert Francis Purcell

United States Department of Energy - National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of Secure Transportation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, February 11, 1950

Robert Francis Purcell

Federal Agent Robert Purcell and Federal Agent Warren Fleshman were killed in an airplane accident while preparing to land in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two agents were returning from the east coast carrying national security assets and were making their final approach when the plane crashed. The pilot was also killed in the accident.

All of the national security assets were accounted for during the recovery operation.

Agent Purcell was a WWII veteran and was survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, mother and brother.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location New Mexico

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