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Staff Sgt. Alexander Phillips, Tailgunner

Photo Tour 2017

Staff Sgt. Alexander Phillips, Tailgunner

Staff Sgt. Alexander Phillips, 407th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force, was my dad. He served as a Tailgunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying 13 missions over France and Germany. His plane was shot up over Frankfurt, Germany on 2/4/44 but crash-landed on English soil. From the wounds incurred in that crash, Phillips was awarded the Purple Heart. He was credited with shooting down two enemy aircraft.

Date: 1943
Location: Podington, England
Submitted by Billy Phillips