Jeremiah C. Murphy entered the military service in New York. He was a Co-Pilot on the B-17 #97862 aircraft in World War II. On June 1, 1944, the plane left Newfoundland, Canada, and crossed the Atlantic via Iceland bound for Northern Ireland. A low, thick cloud hung over the city of Belfast and the crew decided to divert to the airfield at Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim. While in a holding pattern, the crew became disorientated and crashed into the slope of Cavehill. Their plane burst into flames on the hillside causing bombs and ammunition to explode; all men aboard were killed. The members were interred in the Lisnabreeny Former American Military Cemetery in England. The cemetery closed in 1948 and their remains were exhumed and transferred. F/O Murphy is buried now in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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