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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Branch:
Air Force 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Birth:
13 Mar 1922 1
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts 2
Massachusetts 1
Death:
27 Oct 1943 3
Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 3
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90th Bombardment Group Patch.jpg
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WWII American Campaign Medal and Ribbon.jpg
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WWII Victory Medal and Ribbon.JPG
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China War Memorial Medal with Ribbon.jpg
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Person:
Martin Patrick Murray 3
Martin Patrick Murray 1
Hometown: Port Moresby, New Guinea 1
Birth:
13 Mar 1922 1
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts 3
Massachusetts 1
Male 1
Death:
27 Oct 1943 4
Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 4
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 2
Branch:
Air Force 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Service Start Date:
1942 1
Service End Date:
1943 1
Casualty Cause:
Hostile, Died while Missing 1
Casualty Date:
27 Oct 1943 1
Casualty Place:
Papua New Guinea 1
Casualty Reason:
Air Loss, Crash - Land 1
Unit:
320th Bombardment Squadron, 90th Bombardment Group 5

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Martin Patrick Murray  was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of Martin A and Katherine M Murray. He was educated in Lowell schools and grew up in South Lowell. He enlisted as a private in the Army Air Corps on March 14, 1942. Sources: http://www.mcdonoughfuneralhome.com & U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com

"The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action for World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Martin P Murray, 21, of Lowell, Mass, will be buried on April 16 in Marshfield, Mass.... " From January to March 2007 a team "found several identification tags from the B-24D crew as well as human remains. Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Armed Forces DNA identification Laboratory also used dental comparisons and mitochondrial DNA in the identification of Murray's remains." Source: http://www.defense.gov

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