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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.



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Francis J MURPHY