Shot down on March 4, 1945, over France while flying a one-man bomber.
He was listed as KIA on his 33rd mission.
John F Murphy, for whom Post 303 was named, was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and was married to a Bonita Springs girl related to the Reahard Family, who donated the land for Post 303.
Like many patriotic Americans, he gave his all and his life in World War II, so that future generations may remain a free people. Lt John F Murphy was killed in action on March 4, 1945, while flying a one-man Bomber during special flights in France. He is therefore one our heroes and his name is immortalized with the The American Legion Post 303.
John was the son-in-law of Mr & Mrs. Everett Reahard, Bonita Springs, FL