Sgt Elmer W Phillips, Jr

Sgt Elmer W Phillips, Jr

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Death 16 Nov 1944
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56762768 · View Source
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member of the crew of the "Lucky Strike" B24 of the 23rd Bomber Squadron 5th Bomber Group that was shot down over Borneo and died there along with (Pilot) Thomas Coberly, 2Lt Jerome (Jerry) Rosenthal(Copilot) and 2Lt Frederick H Brennan, Jr(Navigator).

The rest of the crew was rescued by the native Dayak people and the story is detailed in the book:

The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II
by Judith M. Heimann

there was also a PBS special in the 'Secrets of Dead' series and associated -- DVD

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Louisiana.

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  • Maintained by: Donna
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56762768
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elmer W Phillips, Jr (unknown–16 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56762768, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .