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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