Ralph Whitman Murray


Ralph Whitman Murray

Death 12 Apr 1942
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Section F Row 6 Grave 12
Memorial ID 56249233 View Source
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Age 42.

Ralph served as a Civilian aircraft worker with Curtiss Wright, U.S. Armed Forces in Northern Africa during World War II.

He resided in Florida prior to the war.

Ralph was on a cargo plane piloted by Frank Cordova that crashed for an unknown reason. The plane was carrying arms and ammunition. It was said that Cordova, with great effort, maneuvered the plane to crash on the forest-cloaked-hill instead of the quiet town which would have left many people dead and properties destroyed.

The plane crashed on a hillside near Ara, Oyo Providence, Nigeria during the war. This is noted as the "first" crash to ever happen in Nigeria and is now a local tourist attraction.

Ralph was killed in this crash.

Son of Mary J. Murray who resided in Miami, Florida.

Another civilian also died in the same crash:
Cordova, Frank ~ Pilot
Other's may have also died in this crash.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Special thanks to: " Janice Hollandsworth " for finding additional information on him!

Gravesite Details Civilian from Florida.


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