LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Eric Reginald Harry MURPHY

Service No: 417399
Born: Adelaide SA, 28 September 19109
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 21 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Died: Accident, UK, 3 February 1944, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Sidney Allan and Alice Murphy; husband of Esther Mabel Murphy, of Adelaide South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 3 February 1944, Flight Sergeant Murphy, a Navigator Bomb Aimer, died as a result of a suspected oxygen system failure during a training flight in the UK.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 417399

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