Pilot Officer Kevin Pierre MURPHY

Service No: 417410
Born: Hamley Bridge SA, 25 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 67 Squadron Anson aircraft W2039), Gypsy Point VIC, 4 October 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Bairnsdale War Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clarence Alfred Thomas Murphy and Elizabeth Grace Murphy, of Wirrabara, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Wirrabara SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 4 October 1943, Anson W2093 crashed into the sea at the head of Mallacoota Inlet following a turn and stall at low altitude, killing all four crew members. The crew members of W 2039 were:

Leading Aircraftman Harold Edward William Ball (54166) (Clerk, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant Bruce Fawkner Dufty (409097) (Wireless Operator)
Flight Sergeant Francis Mervyn Howship (410336) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Kevin Pierre Murphy (417410) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 75


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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