Dave “Jug” Dack

About “Jug”

RCAF No. 401 squadron

This  is  how I got  to create yet another  blog.

My Grandpa was David “Jug” Dack and I am so sorry I am just finding this blog! I was wondering if you were still keeping up with it? Can I look for some more information or photos for you?

Jug Dack

collection Dave “Jug” Dack

Jug in group picture

collection Dave “Jug” Dack

“Jug” Dack was one of the Fighting Foxes…

the fighting foxes

The Fighting Foxes?

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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


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








RCAF Station Torbay, January 3, 1944 revisited

Remember this...

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And what was written on the back of that picture…?

This is not Walter Neil Dove’s prang…

Someone wrote me about it…


Find attached an excerpt from 128’s diary telling about F/O Dove’s prang on 3 Jan 1944. Before the arrival of 128 at Torbay, 125 Squadron handled fighter defence duties. No. 125’s diary for 29 Jan 1943 tells how Hurricane 5501 nosed up in a deep snow bank at the edge of the runway. The aircraft ground looped to the right due to a strong crosswind. The aircraft suffered damaged prop and undercarriage. The pilot was P/O W.O. Young.


Darrell sent me this.