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Phillip Jay Fox

Military

Joined RCAF, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121S, transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Ground collision Gedina #3 Tunisia Cat 3 damage Spitfire Vc JG750 4th FS, 52nd FG, 12th AF. 16-4-43. Landing accident due to Mech Failure Sarasota AAF, FL, Cat 3 damage, P-40N 42-105003 98th FS, 337th FG. 14-6-43.

Retired from the USAF in 1957 as a Major.
Later worked as an engineer for Westinghouse.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Group
    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

Aircraft

  • JG750

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire JG750 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 15 March 1917

Born March 15, 1917.

Joined RCAF Canada 1940

Joined Royal Canadian Air Force.

Service pilot training Tulsa, OK, USA 1940

Service pilot training in US.

Shipped overseas Merseyside, UK 1940

Shipped overseas to ETO.

Operational training Great Britain, United Kingdom 1941

Operational training at OTU. Conversion to Hurricane and Spitfires.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 1941

Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 14 October 1942 – 8 December 1942

Transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Tunisia 16 April 1943

Ground collision Gedina #3 Tunisia Cat 3 damage Spitfire Vc JG750 4th FS, 52nd FG, 12th AF. 16-4-43.

Crashed Sarasota, FL, USA 14 June 1943

Landing accident due to Mech Failure Sarasota AAF, FL, Cat 3 damage, P-40N 42-105003 98th FS, 337th FG. 14-6-43.

Retired USAF United States 1957

Retired from the USAF in 1957 as a Major.

Buried National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024, USA 2007

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Died 27 November 2007

Died - 27th Nov 2007.

Lived in Larchmont, NY, USA

Larchmont, New York.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 13:36:31 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3546
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Fox%2C+Philip&Sub...

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2015 13:08:15 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3546
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Fox%2C+Philip&Sub...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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