The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

About this comment made…

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

 JOSEPH HAROLD MICHAEL MURPHY

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.

Source

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/Detail/1077419

Someone found him.

Mosquito navigator

He was from RAF 128 Squadron not RCAF 128 Squadron.

Date: 29-NOV-1944
Time:
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:

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

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=17808

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._128_Squadron_RAF

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_%28RAF%29

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/h128.html

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/128_wwII.html

http://www.rafwarboys.co.uk/128squadron.htm

http://www.davidcbloomfield.co.uk/new-1/128sqdn.jpg

Advertisements