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Phillip W Engebretson


Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620


Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50620

    B-24 Liberator
    Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...


Event Location Date
Born Chisholm, Minnesota 24 April 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 March 1945
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery February 1954

Remains discovered at crash site by German civilian in October, 1952.


Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 14:10:39 RRC Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations

MACR 13545 // Reno-Gazette-Journal (Reno, NV), 3 Mar 1954

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:32 AAM AAM ingest

Birsic, 2AD Roll of Honor/ MACR 13545 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13545 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database