Morris, Robert John, Jr., Capt Fallen
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Last Rank
Last Unit
1972-1972, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
- 1972

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
St Charles
Last Address
St Charles

Casualty Date
Dec 26, 1972
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 105

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Tributes from Members  
CAPT. Robert Morris and crew1 posted by 431 Taylor, Richard (Dawg, Rick ), MSgt 414
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Air Training Command716th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy307th Strategic Wing449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1968-1969, Air Training Command
  1972-1972, 716th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1972-1972, 307th Strategic Wing
  1972-1972, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Colleges Attended 
St.Louis University Mo.
  1963-1967, St.Louis University Mo.
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-7 Caribou  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1969-1970, C-7 Caribou
  1972-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1972 Vietnam War
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign/Operation Linebacker II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"During the month of December 1972, 62 crewmembers of B52 aircraft were shot down and captured or went missing. Of these 62, 33 men were released in 1973. The others remained missing at the end of the war. Over half of these survived to eject safely. What happened to them?

One B52D aircraft flown by Capt. Robert J. Morris Jr. was shot down near Hanoi on December 26, 1972. The crew onboard included Capt. Michael H. Labeau; Capt. Nutter J. Wimbrow III; 1Lt Robert M. Hudson; 1Lt Duane P. Vavroch; and Sgt James R. Cook. The pilot gave the bail-out order and the crew of the aircraft parachuted to safety.

LaBeau, Vavroch, Hudson and Cook were captured by the North Vietnamese almost immediately. Cook had been badly injured. These four spent the next six weeks as 'guests' in the Hanoi prison system. Ultimately, they were released in Operation Homecoming on February 12, 1973...

Hanoi denied any knowledge of the pilot, Robert J. Morris or his crew member, Nutter J. Wimbrow, Jr.. Then in late September 1977, the Vietnamese 'discovered' the remains of Morris and Wimbrow and returned them to U.S. control. "


Data Source (Original): Combat Area Casualties Current File"
Source: Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998,
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