Col Charles T Phillips
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Col Charles T Phillips

Birth
Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Dec 1942 (aged 53)
Tunis, Tunisia
Cenotaph Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing--Remains recovered
Memorial ID 56249652 · View Source
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Charles' remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at North Africa to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Charles served as a Colonel & Co-Pilot on a B-26 #41-17759 "Horse Feathers", 437th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fulton County, Georgia prior to the war.

B-26 #41-17759 took off, along with 6 other B-26's and a crew of 6, from Telergma on a bombing mission near the El Aouina airport at Tunis, Tunisia. While over the target they were hit by ground and ship based anti-aircraft fire and crashed in the Tunis Harbor. The entire crew was lost in this crash. The other 6 B-26's returned to base safely.

Charles was first declared "Missing In Action" and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-005107

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #41-17759:

Arnold, Ellis E, Jr ~ Maj, Pilot, MS
Brdeja, John E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Cohen, Maurice L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Jenkins, Robert B ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NC
Johnson, Joseph, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Phillips, Charles T ~ Col, Co-Pilot, GA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
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Colonel Phillips' remains were recovered in 2000 and interred in Arlington National Cemetery

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Georgia.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56249652
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Charles T Phillips (10 Jul 1889–15 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249652, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .