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SSgt Peter G Phillipe, Jr
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SSgt Peter G Phillipe, Jr

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 27 Jan 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 7
Memorial ID 56119110 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 17, 1946.

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Son of Mrs. Margaret E. Phillipe who resided in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Peter served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-25 #42-64911, 48th Bomber Squadron, 41st Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 9, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Messenger and also as Single, without dependents.

B-25 #42-64911 took off from O'Hare Field, Apamama Island on a bombing mission. They were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire which damaged their right engine causing them to crash at sea during the war.

Peter was declared "Missing In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31174658

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Airmen who perished on B-25 #42-64911:

Bischofberger, Henry E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Bonham, Frank A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Hood, Joseph N, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Manton, Howard H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Perry, Charles H ~ 2nd Lt, Bmb/Nav, NY
Phillipe, Peter G, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56119110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Peter G Phillipe, Jr (1921–27 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56119110, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .