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1LT Charles Joseph Murry

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1LT Charles Joseph Murry

Birth
Death
5 Aug 1948 (aged 26)
Wells, York County, Maine, USA
Burial
Saint Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
148033267 View Source

Wells, Maine – August 5, 1948

On August 5, 1948, a flight of four F-51 Mustang fighter planes took off from Grenier Field in Manchester, New Hampshire, for a formation training flight. All were part of the 82nd Fighter Group stationed at Grenier.

While passing over Wells, Maine, one of the aircraft fell out of formation and crashed in a wooded area near Berwick Road. The pilot, First Lieutenant Charles J. Murry, (26), was killed.

The cause of the accident wasn't stated in the press.

Lieutenant Murry had served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater during WWII and flew 73 combat missions. He was survived by his wife and 1-year-old son. He's buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Saint Mary's, Kansas.

The F-51 Mustang was formerly known as the P-51. The designation was changed in 1947.

Sources:

The Nashua Telegraph, "Lt. Murry Dies As Fighter Plane Goes Into Dive", August 6, 1948, page 1.
Contributor: Airborne Steve (48125073) •

Wells, Maine – August 5, 1948

On August 5, 1948, a flight of four F-51 Mustang fighter planes took off from Grenier Field in Manchester, New Hampshire, for a formation training flight. All were part of the 82nd Fighter Group stationed at Grenier.

While passing over Wells, Maine, one of the aircraft fell out of formation and crashed in a wooded area near Berwick Road. The pilot, First Lieutenant Charles J. Murry, (26), was killed.

The cause of the accident wasn't stated in the press.

Lieutenant Murry had served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater during WWII and flew 73 combat missions. He was survived by his wife and 1-year-old son. He's buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Saint Mary's, Kansas.

The F-51 Mustang was formerly known as the P-51. The designation was changed in 1947.

Sources:

The Nashua Telegraph, "Lt. Murry Dies As Fighter Plane Goes Into Dive", August 6, 1948, page 1.
Contributor: Airborne Steve (48125073) •


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