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John H. Murphy B17 pilot (0711783) Ridgewell 535 bombardment Squadron



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • John Murphy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    John Murphy served as a pilot with the 535th Bomb Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Ridgewell, England. John flew 35 missions from July 1944 - March 1945. He flew B-17 42-31990 'Stage Door Canteen' and 42-32060 'Boulder...


  • 42-32060 Boulder Buf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/1/44; Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 18/2/44; with John O’Brien force landed base 6/3/44; Presque Is 19/3/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action 48+m, severe battle damage over Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bill...


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23 July 2016 17:15:12 Murphman Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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