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Eugene Murphy

Military

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 380FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 380th Fighter Squadron
  • 385th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Staplehurst

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1943 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), Staplehurst was used briefly by RAF fighter squadrons during August to October 1943 and then allocated to the Ninth Air Force. Developed and improved during the winter of 1943-44, the station...

Events

Event Location Date
Detached Service 1st Scouting Force
End of War
Promoted
Transferred

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2021 16:42:33 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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