Eric Reginald Harry MURPHY

MURPHY, Eric Reginald Harry

Service Number: 417399
Enlisted: 25 April 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 28 September 1909
Home Town: Glengowrie, Marion, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Printing Salesman
Died: Flying Accident, England, United Kingdom, 3 February 1944, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 417399, No. 4 Initial Training School Victor Harbor, Adelaide
25 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 417399
3 Feb 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, 417399, Operational Training Units (RAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant Murphy 417399 RAAF (Navigator / Bomb Aimer) died from asphyxiation due to a suspected oxygen failure during an aircraft training flight from Number 21 Operational Training Unit (21OTU) based at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, England