Captain George Edgar Morris

Captain George Edgar Morris

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, April 3, 1956

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George Edgar Morris

Captain George Morris was killed when the tire on an RB-66 Destroyer Tactical Light Bomber exploded at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.

He was in his office when he was alerted to the tire fire on the bomber, which had just landed on the east-west runway. He responded to the scene of the fire with other members of the Air Police. Moments after the base fire department extinguished the fire the wheel exploded. A piece of the wheel assembly that was dislodged in the explosion struck Captain Morris.

Captain Morris was a WWII veteran and had served in the military for 13 years. He was the provost marshal of the Kirtland AFB Air Police. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Location New Mexico

aircraft accident

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I knew Cpt. Morris a a child when I lived next door to he and his family on Gold Ave. in Albuquerque. Agatha, his oldest was my best friend . I have list track of her since 1964 and wish I could locate her. The day he died, it was beautiful weather, sunny. I cam home from school and found my dad and mom red faced crying in the living room. Agatha was at the sidewalk curb in shock. I sat with her til dark. Her mother had just given birth to baby George. It was a tragic memory that day I first came to know death. He was a great dad, btw.

Derene Williams watt
Neighbor and childs best friend

January 5, 2022

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