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PHILIP H. McDAVID CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 15 July 1944 - photo: 12 Aug 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Philip H. McDavid (P)(WIA), 2Lt Richard Beeman (CP),
2Lt Donald E. Pickett (B)(WIA), 2Lt Robert L. King (N)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Warren N. Linville (WG), T/Sgt Thomas M. Hall (E),
T/Sgt Wilfred J. Sikkema (R), S/Sgt Ralph R. Johnson (BT),
S/Sgt Joseph Erdody (TG)

(Ranks and grades at time of last combat mission.)

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Beeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Joseph Erdody

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner

  • Thomas Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

  • Ralph Johnson

    Military | Sergeant

  • Robert King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Warren Linville

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Philip McDavid

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    From 24 July to 20 November 1944 completed 35 missions with no aborts. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Donald Pickett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Wilfred Sikkema

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator

Locations

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2016 22:23:34 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2016 05:56:24 AMcDavid Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

His son, Allen McDavid

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