1Lt Kenneth J Murphy

1Lt Kenneth J Murphy

Birth
New York, USA
Death 26 Jun 1943 (aged 23–24)
Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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He was the son of John Clark Murphy and Alberta Irene (Witbeck) Murphy.

1st Lt Murphy was a pilot with the 5th Air Force, 6th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron. On June 26 1943 he took off from Schwimmer Airdrome near Port Moresby Papua New Guinea in F-4 #41-2137 (a recon version of the P-38 Lightning) on a photo recon mission to Rabaul, New Britain. He did not reach his destination, and it is believed that he may have been shot down by Japanese fighter planes.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56752998
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Kenneth J Murphy (1919–26 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56752998, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .