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Joe R Phillips

Military

Baled out of B-17 41-24582 'One O'Clock Jump' while serving as Navigator. Aircraft went into a flat spin 48 minutes after crossing the French coast and crashed near Fontainebleau. Prisoner of War (POW). Flew 2 Operations (see Biography events)

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24582 One O'Clock Jump

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24582 'One O'Clock Jump', assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Bangor 11-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Despatched 12-Dec-42 on mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France but weather prevented bombing of that target and the...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Mission #1 1LT Joe R. Phillips w/41-24582, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1942

Served as Navigator on 41-24582, "One O'Clock Jump", 303BG/358BS on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. (RTB OK)

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 12 December 1942 – 23 June 1945

Held at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 23-Jun-45.

Mission #2 1LT Joe R. Phillips w/41-24582,303BG/358BS POW Rouen, France 12 December 1942

Served as Navigator on 41-24582, "One O'Clock Jump", 303BG/358BS on mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France (POW)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2015 22:50:40 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunnigham 6-Aug-2015 Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 12-Dec-42, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2015 22:46:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 6-Aug-2015. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 23-Nov-42, Gray Moncur; Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/004.pdf

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2014 22:02:11 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Nov-2014. POW camp location

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2014 21:59:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Nov-2014. Missing Air Crew Report (MAC) 16031; National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

 Roll of Honor, MACR 16031, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 53 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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