George Edward Orr was the son of Louis Cain Orr and Emma Heneretta Post. He married Mary Lou Carrick in August 1942.

He Died non Battle 8 October 1944

Private First Class
U.S. Army Air Corps

PFC Orr died at Eagle Ford Road, Texaco Plant, Dallas County, Texas due to a plane crash.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 10 October 1944
Pfc. George Edward Orr was reported killed in line of duty when a B-29 Superfortress crashed on a training flight near Dallas, Texas. Pfc. Orr, 25, was the son of Mrs. L.C. Orr, 1125 West Mississippi Avenue, and husband of the former Mary Lou Carrick. A gunner on a B-29 bomber, in training at Pratt, Kan., Pfc. Orr was killed when the plane crashed yesterday on a training flight, according to a message received by his wife. He is survived by his wife, his mother, his grandfather, I.S. Post, and two brothers, S/Sgt Louis C. Orr, recently returned to the United States after a tour of duty overseas, and Martin P. Orr, with the air forces in Europe. He was a member of the Northside Presbyterian Church. The body will be brought to Chattanooga for burial, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 May 1919
  • Date of death: 8 October 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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