ROBERT J. P. MURPHY, LTJG, USN
Robert Murphy '45
Date of birth: November 25, 1920
Date of death: October 13, 1949
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
Robert was lost when his AD Skyraider collided with a squadron-mate's on October 13, 1949, over the Pacific approximately 65 miles northwest of San Francisco.
From the January 1950 issue of Shipmate:
It is with deep regret that I report the death of Bob Murphy. Murph was killed as the result of a crash at sea off San Francisco, following a mid-air collision during gunnery practice. I spent three years with Murph in the same company and all those that knew him will never forget him. That Irish face and sense of humor won and kept Murph a host of friends. He is survived by his wife, Joy Leone Murphy, and three children. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy of Superior, Wisconsin.
Robert was a member of the Attack Squadron (VA) 195, based at Alameda Naval Air Station.