Michael Murphy is the second cousin of Lt. Elmer Clarence Namoski, a 26 year old who served on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) as a pilot with VB-18. According to the squadron history, he is listed as MIA on October 19th during an attack on Clark Field in the Philippies. He was shot down and died during the battle of Leyte Gulf.
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Scope and Contents Card, Prayer; Front of card has an image of the Virgin Mary with small angels surrounding her. Inside, there is a small picture of Lt. Elmer Clarence Namoski, and the card is dedicated to "Lieut. Elmer C. Namoski // Died October 29, 1944 // Age 27 years". There are several prayers inside the card. The back cover has the prayer "Prayer Before a Representation of // Jesus Crucified".