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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Location New Mexico

aircraft accident

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May God bless you and your family. Such a horrible way to lose your life. Thank you for serving your country in war as well in peace. You are remembered.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

April 3, 2021

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