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Damian J Murray

Military

Hit by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #41-29373, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

Aircraft

  • 41-29373 The Monster, Flak Magnet

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 458th Bomb Group, 753rd Bomb Squadron named 'The Monster'; transferred to 467th Bomb Group, 788th Bomb Squadron around April 1944 and renamed 'Flak Magnet'

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fargo, North Dakota
Prisoner of war 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 20:29:28 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2020 02:27:10 HelloSchubert Changes to nickname
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Daughter

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2020 14:19:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
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MACR 7378

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7378 & Watts book p137

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