MURPHY, John [Jack] Anthony

Operation Montzen- to attack railway installations. Plane was a Handley Page Halifax Bomber from the 640 Sqn. F/Sgt John [Jack] Anthony Murphy was the mid upper gunner and the only Australian in the crew of seven. He was killed in action over Holland.

Last Name
MURPHY
Given Names
John [Jack] Anthony
Service Number
427394
Date of Birth
08/07/1923
Birth Location
Manjimup W.A
Enlistment Date
06/07/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
12/11/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 33
Intake Date
12/11/1942
Kill Date or Discharge Date
28/04/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
640 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Belgium
Date of Death
28/04/1944
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Bergan-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Holland
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 A/C Europe War medal 1939-45
Notes

Operation Montzen- to attack railway installations. Plane was a Handley Page Halifax Bomber from the 640 Sqn. F/Sgt John [Jack] Anthony Murphy was the mid upper gunner and the only Australian in the crew of seven. He was killed in action over Holland.

Posting on Death
640 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - MURPHY John Anthony - Service Number 427394 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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