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SGT Elmer L Murray, Jr
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Birth: 1921
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1944
Basse-Normandie, France

Son of Elmer L. Murray, Sr. who resided in Des Moines, Iowa.

Elmer served as a Sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Married.

Elmer was a passenger on C-47A #42-93095 which was part of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier, Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Elmer was "Killed In Action" when this C-47A was believed to have been shot down by German anti-aircraft fire during the Normandy invasion and crashed at Beuzeville-au-Plain, Manche, France during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 27, 1951.

Service # 19126297

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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There were five crew members and 17 paratroopers on this flight and they all perished in the crash. The passengers were members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division made famous by the series:
"Band Of Brothers".

Crew who perished on C-47A #42-93095:

Capelluto, Harold A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Fanelli, John J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Friedman, Bernard ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Thompson, Norman E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Tillotson, Albert R, Jr ~ Sgt, Engineer, DC

Passengers who perished on C-47A #42-93095:

Meehan, Thomas, III ~ 1st Lt, PA
( Company Commander, Easy Company )

Collins, Herman F Tech/5, MA
Elliott, George L ~ Pvt, VA
Evans, William S ~ 1/Sgt, TX
McGonigal, William T, Jr ~ Pfc, CT
Miller, John N ~ Pfc, VA
Moya, Sergio G ~ PFC, CA
Murray, Elmer L, Jr ~ Sgt, CA
Oats, Ernest L ~ Pvt, IL
Owen, Richard E ~ Sgt, VA
Riggs, Carl N ~ Sgt, CA
Roberts, Murray B ~ S/Sgt, FL
Snider, Gerald R Pfc, OH
Telstad, Elmer L PFC, WI
Warren, Thomas W ~ Pfc, GA
Wentzel, Jerry A Tec/5, MT
Wimer, Ralph H Tech/5, WV

Bio, Crew, & Passenger Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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Inscription:
SGT, 506 PRCHT INF REGT, 101 ABN DIV WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 84 SITE 25-31
 
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: May 04, 2009
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Aug. 13, 2016
California
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016
Your nephew Timm told me about you today... you are remembered and missed!! Thank you for your sacrifice... D-Day, Ste. MERE-EGLISE, France, 5-6 June 1944. God Bless!! This medallion honors you and your flight on that day!
- Red Dog
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
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