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:
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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.

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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
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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.

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