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COL Charles Thomas Phillips Jr.
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COL Charles Thomas Phillips Jr.

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

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,
source unknown:

Colonel Phillips' remains were recovered in 2000 and interred in Arlington National Cemetery

Charles' remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

"Click Here" for that record!

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


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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 )

~~~~~~~~~~

Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Colonel Phillips' remains were recovered in 2000 and interred in Arlington National Cemetery

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