The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J Phillip
James Phillip, of Edinburgh, joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew. He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training and joined 25 Squadron as a WOp/AG on Blenheims at North Weald in early October 1940.
He was killed on 17th May 1942 as a Flight Sergeant with 48 Squadron, aged 21.
Hudson V AM881 was engaged in an attack on a naval vessel off the Norwegian coast and was seen to go down in the sea, presumably as a result of a fighter or flak.
Also lost were:
F/O JR Paisley RCAF
F/Sgt. E Neal DFM
Sgt. JO Butcher
Phillip is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 75.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner