MURPHY, JOHN S. JR Name: JOhn S. Murphy Jr. Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3 Unit: Date of Birth: 13 January 1940 Waco TX Home City of Record: Mineral Springs TX Date of Loss: 08 June 1972 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 170100 North 1070700 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E Missions: 224 Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. REMARKS: 730327 RELEASED BY PRG
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). JOHN S. MURPHY JR. Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: June 8, 1972 Released: March 27, 1973 Biographical data: Born in Waco, Texas, 13 January 1940. Grew up in Mineral Wells, Texas and attended Mineral Wells High School. Married Jo E. McCloud who also attended Mineral Wells High School. We have three children, Stan 11, Jo Beth 9, Jill 7. Education: Attended Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas where I received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1964 and Jo received her Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1962. Military data: Reese AFB, Lubbock, Texas - Class 66A, graduated in August 1965. B-52 Copilot, Altus AFB, Oklahoma, February 1966 - May 1967. F-105D, Nellis AFB, Nevada 1967. Korat RTAFB, Thailand. Flew 100 missions over North Vietnam in 1968. T-38, Reese AFB, Texas. Was Instructor Pilot from March 1969 to May 1971. F-4E, MacDill AFB, Florida, July 1971. Korat RTAFB, Thailand, October 1971, from which I flew 124 combat missions including 54 Tiger Fast FAC missions (Pappa Tiger). I was shot down over the DMZ 8 June 1972 and was held by North Vietnamese in Hanoi. I was released 27, March 1973. Future plans: Present assignment, F-4E Operational Air Defense Unit Check Six.
John resides in Texas.