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Phillip Robert Hammond

Military

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

Service

People

  • Alfred Aloisi

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • Lewis Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • James Bass

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • Robert Council

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

  • Ernest Feltz

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • Owen Flower

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • Tice Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 Ramblin' Wreck #4128932. He had escaped death 3 days before when his regular crew, Crew #744 - Hammond, had been shot down with everyone onboard were KIA. Jones had...

  • Joseph McGinnis

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into channel in B-24 Gruesome Goose #4128747

  • David Reed

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

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

Missions

  • 545

    12 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pratt, Kansas 30 July 1921
Lived in Rocky Ford, CO 81067, USA 1942

410 South 8th Street

Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 12 August 1944

Hammond will KIA after ditching his a/c in the English Channel

Buried Jefferson Barracks, Lemay Township, MO 63125, USA 27 March 1950

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 82 SITE 14C

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2021 22:45:05 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44001_13_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_15210...

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2016 22:58:00 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hammond&GSfn=Phill...
http://us-census.mooseroots.com/l/185915944/Phillip-Hammond

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 / MACR 7911 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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