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B-24D #?X-XXXXX 'Green Hornet' Lt Phillips-Zamperini
A Virtual Cemetery created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Description: B-24D #? 11th BG, 42nd B Sq 'Green Hornet' Lt Phillips-Zamperini Crew Lost At Sea - The tail no. is unknown for the B-24 D 'Green Hornet', which was lost at sea on 27 May 1943 in the Pacific. This aircraft was assigned to the 11th Bombardment Group, 42nd Bombardment Squadron. Three initially survived the crash; Pilot Phillips, Bombardier Zamperini, and Tail Gunner McNamara. McNamara died on day 33 at sea. Phillips and Zamperini floated on a raft for 47 days, only to later be taken as Japanese POWs until the end of the war. The amazing tale of survival is told in Zamperini's memoir 'Devil At My Heels', and in Laura Hillenbrand's #1 bestseller 'Unbroken'.
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Anderson, Sgt Otto 39714896
b. 1920 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Cupernell, 1Lt Charlton Hugh 56128078
b. 1914 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Deane, Pvt Leslie A 56128524
b. 1916 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Glassman, SSgt Frank 56131505
b. 1913 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Hansen, SSgt Jay Solomon 56109873
b. 1923 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
McNamara, SSgt Francis P 56125240
b. Feb. 19, 1920 d. Jun. 30, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Mitchell, 1Lt Robert Hanson 56125941
b. Sep. 9, 1915 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Phillips, 1LT Russell Allen "Phil" 62938403
b. Aug. 1, 1916 d. Dec. 18, 1998
Pine Lake Cemetery
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Walsh, Corp Michael J 56134662
b. 1911 d. May 27, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Zamperini, Louis Silvie 132269800
b. Jan. 26, 1917 d. Jul. 2, 2014
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