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Dunphy, Hugh Ashley
Pilot Officer
Royal Canadian Air Force
Edmonton, Alberta
Died: Jan 5,1945

Commemorated at
Hanover War Cemetery, Germany

Hugh Ashley Dunphy, born April 5, 1924 at Regina, Saskatchewan, completed his education at Kelvin Technical High School in 1942. Single, Dunphy moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he apprenticed as an aeroengineer with Canadian Pacific Airlines before enlisting at Edmonton April 22, 1943. Dunphy served with the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to No. 102 (Ceylon) Squadron (Tentate et Perficite) as a Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) during the Second World War. Based at RAF Pocklington, east of York, England, the No. 102 Squadron operated Handley Page Halifax bombers in night raids, including the 1,000 bomber raids, over Germany. On January 5, 1945, Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) Hugh Ashley Dunphy died after his Halifax bomber failed to return from air operations over Hanover, Germany. Shot down by German night fighters near the village of Mariensee, Germany, Dunphy is commemorated on the Hanover War Cemetery, Germany and on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall, Nanton, Alberta. Son of Arnold Ashley and Isabel (nee Hayward) Dunphy of Kentville Nova Scotia (formerly of Schreiber, Ontario); brother of Lieutenant Gordon H. Dunphy (RCNVR) and Isabel Louise Dunphy; he was 20 years old. Citation(s): 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example” - Benjamin Disraeli