Leading Aircraftman Philip McLean PHILLIPS

Service No: 422979
Born: Armidale NSW, 24 September 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 June 1942
Unit: No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, Narrendera NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Service Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-174), Narrendera, 9 May 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Narrendera War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles David and Vera Phillips, of Wagga Wagga
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Alstonville War Memorial, Alstonville NSW
Remembered: Narrandera Tiger Moth Memorial, Narrandera NSW

At 1440 hours on 9 March 1943, Tiger Moth aircraft A17-174 and A17-257 collided over the Cobbaguaila satellite airfield. All four crew members from both aircraft were killed. The crew members were:


Flying Vincent Thomas Connellan (407571) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Philip McLean Phillips (422979) (Trainee Pilot)


Flying Officer Charles Edward Croft (401616) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Graham Murray Harding (423539) (Trainee Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 87
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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