Edward Murphy

MACR: 6591

1st Lt Edward J Murphy was assigned to the 459th BG 757th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Edward John Murphy who was assigned to the 757th Bomb Squadron of the 459th Bomb Group. He was stationed at Cerignola piloting B-24s on raids on Ploesti, Monte Casino and Munich amongst others. Ed's aircraft was badly hit with flak causing him to belly land the aircraft in Hungary. He was taken POW until the end of the war. Post-war he flew as a pilot for Southern Airlines and as a flight instructor during the Korean war. He was also active during the Cuban Missile crisis and retired in the mid 1970s as a Colonel and commander of the 159th Fighter Squadron. He died suddenly in 1992.
Ed and Julie Murphy 1991 - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Ed and Julie Murphy 1991

15th AAF Officer Pilots Chocolate Ike Jacket - History Coat, Elastique, O.D., Dark, Officers. 37R. 1944 dated. Lovely dark green chocolate Ike jacket. - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

15th AAF Officer Pilots Chocolate Ike Jacket - History Coat, Elastique, O.D., Dark, Officers. 37R. 1944 dated. Lovely dark green chocolate Ike jacket.

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Rank Order Date Award
Ribbon
Device

1LT

 

ROS

1st Lt

195

04/10/1944

AM
Air Medal (AM)

1st Lt

911

06/08/1944

AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt

911

06/08/1944

AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt

1433

06/28/1944

AM/3OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

12/24/1943 December Roster


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