Mansfield, MA – September 13, 1945

Mansfield, Massachusetts – September 13, 1945


SB2C Helldiver U.S. Navy Photo

SB2C Helldiver
U.S. Navy Photo

     On April 19, 1945, Ensign Thomas Daniel Murphy, 21, of Chicago, was killed when the SB2C Helldiver he was piloting crashed and burned in Mansfield, Massachusetts.  No further details of the accident are available.

     Ensign Murphy was assigned to Bombing Squadron 4 (VB-4) based at Groton Field in Groton, Connecticut.  His body was brought to the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, before being sent to Chicago for burial.  


     North Kingstown, Rhode Island, death records #45-87

     Naval History & Heritage Command – U.S. Navy,


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