Flying Officer Phillip Henry PHILLIPS

Service No: 409451
Born: Hampton VIC, 28 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Lancaster aircraft DV168), North West Europe, 18 August 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Jarvis Phillips and Emma Tottie Phillips, of Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 189, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster DV168 took off from Wickenby at 2118 hours on 17 August 1943 on an operational mission over Peenemunde, Germany. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft after take off, and it did not return to base. With no trace of the missing aircraft or crew being found following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had no known grave

The crew members of DV168 were:

Flying Officer George Ralph Carpenter (142131) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Stanley Chapman (930738) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer John Francis Bell MacIntyre (148279) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Pilot Officer Cecil Walter Alvin Manning (148492) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Leonard Myers (1533554) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Phillip Henry Phillips (409451) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Squadron Leader Fraser Burstock Slade DSO (43416) (RAF) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/32/99

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