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Patrick Scott James Murphy

In memory of:

Flying Officer Patrick Scott James Murphy

July 30, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16152

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

432 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Richard and Marcella Grace Murphy, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 197 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

10A. M. 10.

Location:

Ohlsdorf is a village on the river Alster, about 9 km north east of the city of Hamburg on the eastern side of the city airport. Approaching from Hannover or Kiel leave the Autoroute A7 at the junction with the 432 following signposts for the Airport (Flughaven). After 2 km turn right onto Swebenweg which later merges with Krohnstieg and passes under the airport runway. After 4 km turn right onto 433 Chaussee. After 2 km turn left onto Erdkampsweg following signs for Barmbek. Continue along this road for 1.7 Km then turn right immediately before a prominent railway bridge, onto a road calledI M Grunen Grund. After a further 600 metres turn left into Alsterdorfer, the HAMBURG CEMETERY is located in this street at the junction with Fuhlsbuttlerstrasse. The Commission plot is signposted in the HAMBURG CEMETERY and is located 300 metres from the Chapel. Visitors should note that this cemetery is restricted to normal opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Patrick Scott James Murphy is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Patrick Scott James Murphy is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Group photo– The W/Cdr W. Kerby crew of 432 Squadron

This crew consisted of: W/Cdr W. Kerby RCAF, Sgt J. Smith RCAFPOW, 
P/O V. Jewell RCAF, F/O J. Bennett RCAF, and P/O P. Murphy RCAF. 
Four were killed and one POW when Wellington X LN-294 coded QO-E was shot 
down by a Nightfighter while on an attack at Hamburg on the night of July 29/30, 1943.

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