Denis Michael MURPHY

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MURPHY, Denis Michael

Service Number: 404146
Enlisted: 24 May 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 27 June 1918
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Assistant Fitter
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Staffordshire, England, 19 October 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Fradley (St Stephen) Churchyard
Row 4 - Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 404146
24 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 404146, No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School
24 May 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404146
24 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404146
10 Jul 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
17 Dec 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant
18 Oct 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
18 Apr 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 27 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
7 Jul 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404146, 27 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
29 Sep 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404146, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
18 Oct 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 404146

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Manchester R5780 of 460SQN Conversion Flight crashed near Fradley Village, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England with all crew killed:

Wood, Roger Wyndham (Pilot Officer) 408768 RAAF

Murphy, Denis Michael (Pilot Officer) 404146 RAAF

Forrester, Leonard (Pilot Officer) 405580 RAAF

Horner, Reginald Dudley (Flying Officer) 101554 RAF

Dobell, Sidney (Aircraftman) 1575906 RAF

Hodges, Dennis William (Aircraftman) 1157240 RAF