Phillip D VaughtMilitary
George Allen is back row left with Phillip D Vaught Next to him Roger Freeman Collection
Identified Phillip Vaught with info from his Great Nephew Allen Vaught via Facebook
Shot down by fighters and crashed near Charleville, FR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31245. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16. He flew on the B-17 'Weary Bones' piloted by Walter Keilt until mission to Schweinfurt on 24 Feb 1944 when the B-17 was sent to hanger for repairs then Vaught and William Wiersma were assigned as replacements on Lt. Coleman crew [was shot down with this crew on Augsburg mission the following day].
POW, AM 2Oak Leaf Cluster,
His death in 1986 in Texas was reported in the Oct '97 edition of 306th Echoes.
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|Briegeprt, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW)
|25 February 1944
306th Echoes Oct '97