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Philip A Brown

Military

Philip Brown served as a fighter pilot with the 434th Fighter Squadron of the 479th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Franklin, MA, USA 1941
Based Wattisham 8 September 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War England, UK May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2017 16:27:45 Lucy May Changes to role and biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in THE 479th FIGHTER GROUP Ref D790.G479

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 13:47:59 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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