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Philip Walter Wade

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Philip Wade was Bombardier on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

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People

  • Frank Bobrowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Frank Bobrowicz was Radio Operator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Robert Gibbs

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Robert Gibbs was Right Waist gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Wilmer Goldinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Wilmer Goldinger was Co-Pilot on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Alec Gwazdosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Alec Gwazdosky was Top Turret gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Theodore Lipchitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Theodore Lipchitz was Navigator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Daniel Miller

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Daniel Miller was Ball Turret gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • James O'Brien

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    James O'Brien was Tail Gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Morris Swavel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Morris Swavel was Pilot of B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • William Walker

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    William Walker was Left Waist gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39819 Anoxia Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 7/10/43. [ Waist gunner James P. Mallos was killed on board by Flak during the 7 January 1944 mission to Ludwigshafen (KIA) ] Missing in Action on its 35th mission,...

Missions

  • 301

    13 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States 9 July 1919
Lived in 1942

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Enlisted 6 February 1942

Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Killed in Action (KIA) Belgium 13 April 1944

in the crash of B-17 #42-39819 in the Channel, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium

Memorialized

on the Walls of the Missing at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 10:30:25 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number and events
Sources

MACR 3947
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2020 13:56:15 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 3947

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 18:49:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 02:32:24 squid890 Changes to awards
Sources

St Paul Pioneer Press 30 Oct 1944

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 02:30:55 squid890 Changes to media associations
Sources

from father-in-laws files

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 01:33:48 squid890 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Lt Wade was my late Father-in-Laws brother

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3947 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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