Phillip Junior Comella

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 53537 - 1st Lt Phillip J Comella

Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Killed in Action. MACR 3139

Awards: AM, PH

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-683803
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16059668 / O-744231
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-745237
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31174715
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner, waist gunner, Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36500280
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

St Joseph, MO 9 May 1919 Son of Phillip Comella.

Other

Killed in Action

English Channel off Isle of Wight 30 December 1943 Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Killed in Action. MACR 3139

Buried

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs

Based

Knettishall 30 December 1943 Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date25 Nov 2021 10:36:00
Sources

ABMC; MACR 3139 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 3139 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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