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John J Murray Jr.


Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 #42-102552. Shot down by flak and crashed at Paris.


Units served with


  • 42-102552 Horn's Hornets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-J] Snetterton 22/4/44; Missing in Action Nucourt, Fr 22/6/44 with Jay Horn, Co-pilot: John Murray, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Morris, Ball turret...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Ossining, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 22 June 1944
Died 22 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 19:54:09 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:17 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5917 / MACR 5917; Snetterton Falcons, pg 149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database