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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J Phillip


James Phillip, of Edinburgh, was born in 1921, the son of James Phillip and Mary Phillip (nee Sinclair).

He 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.

Phillip 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.


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