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Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747



  • Phillip Hammond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed in channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28747 Gruesome Goose

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H “Gruesome Goose” while on a mission to bomb Mourmelon-Sur-Marne Ammuniton Dump in France ditched over the Channel with the loss of all 10 on board. ...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born California, USA 1920
Lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 16 September 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 12 August 1944

Shot up by flak, the a/c was forced to attempt a ditching in the English Channel. All on board were lost


Date Contributor Update
14 August 2016 22:55:57 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7911 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database