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My mother often spoke fondly about a cousin who left for the war and died on Sept. 29 or Nov.29 1944 at 22 years of age. His name was Sargeant Harold Murphy R.C.A.F. I believe he was with the 128th Squadron (Pilot Officer – graduating as an Observer). How would I go about finding out more about him. My mother always said his plane was shot down at sea. His service was # J/95450

In memory of Pilot Officer


who died on November 29, 1944

Military Service:

  • Service Number: J/95450
  • Age: 22
  • Force: Air Force
  • Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Division: 128 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Emmet Thomas Murphy and Mary Jane Murphy, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada.


Someone found him.

Mosquito navigator

He was from RAF 128 Squadron not RCAF 128 Squadron.

Date: 29-NOV-1944
Type: Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Mosquito B.Mk.XX
Operator: 128 Sqn RAF
Registration: MM195
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: North Sea –   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Wyton
Destination airport:

Missing (Nurnberg) 29.11.44 Lost without trace.
W/O (1026434) Frank Edgar(pilot) RAFVR – killed
P/O (J/95450) Joseph Harold Michael Murphy(obs) RCAF – killed