Edward James Phillips

S/Sgt    38398663    614th
1924 - 1944

Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-39881 ( Gloria J )


Ardennes cemetery, Belgium
Plot : D , Row : 18 , Grave : 12.

              Edward was born 1924, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.
              He was married to Gelene F. Phillips and they had a daughter, Ceresa Ann.

              In 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.

              In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
              His last mission, Apr 11, 1944, Target: Sorau, Politz, thier plane was on fire.
              Only 2 men survived when the plane blew up in the air.

              He was awarded with an Air Medal , Silver star and a Purple Heart Medal

                       In 1944, when Edward died on the age of 20 he left behind his family :

                           His father, Fred Edward Phillips, age 44
                           His mother, Marie Phillips, age 38
                           His brother, Billie Roe Phillips, age 20

                           His wife, Gelene F. Phillips, age --
                           His daughter, Ceresa Ann Phillips, age 4 months...

Back row (l-r): Paul W. Trump - Frank E. Keeney - Richard G. Thill - Gilbert Prager - EDWARD J. PHILLIPS.
Front row : Robert O. Stine - Robert J. Kehoe - Lee S. Miller Jr - Walter P. Empric.

Mission to Politz, Poland, after being hit by flak, the plane had no 2 engine on fire.
They crashed near Isernhagen, Germany.

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