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459 RAAF Search & Strike Maritime Squadron

Flight Officer Francis [Frank] J Murphy

Wireless Operator - Air Gunner

Service Number: 405980

Date of birth: 21 Jan 1922

Place of birth: Brisbane, QLD

Date of enlistment: 17 Jul 1941

Date of discharge: 23 Oct 1945

Rank: Flying Officer

[Died 15th April 1990)

Frank Murphy enlisted on 17.7.41 and was discharged on 3.9.45.  He completed Wireless and Bombing and Gunnery training in Canada leaving for the UK on 1.7.43.

He arrived in Egypt on 7.3.44 and served with 459 RAAF Squadron from 14.8.44 arriving back in UK on 14.3.45 for conversion to Leighlight Wellingtons but the Squadron was disbanded instead. 

There is no available Association or personal record of his 459 Squadron activities.  His wife, Patricia advised of his death (15.5.99) and of the information listed.


Francis J MURPHY