Wilbert D. Murphy Jr.

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/12/1944

 

 

Wilbert D. Murphy Jr. was born in West Virginia in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on April 24, 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His home of residence was listed as
Washington County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as
Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators. He had completed one
year of High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was
listed as Protestant.

Private Murphy was killed in action in France on June 12, 1944,
during 1st Battalion's attack toward the Quineville ridge.

 

Wilbert D. Murphy Jr. was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block C Row 8 Grave 159 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot E Row 1 Grave 21

 

     

Grave marker for Wilbert D. Murphy Jr.

Photo by Woose
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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