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  SBD-5 Dauntless Bureau Number 35946  
USMC

Pilot  1st Lt Robert G. Phillips, O-017149 (MIA / KIA) KS
Gunner  ?
(MIA / KIA)
Crashed  November 10, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas at El Segundo, CA. Delivered to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC). Assigned to an unknown squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On November 10, 1943 took off from on Espiritu Santo on a mission. When this aircraft failed to return the crew was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
The crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Phillips is memorialized at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl) at the Courts of the Missing, court 4. Phillips also has a memorial marker at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, KS at section 14, lot 17.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Robert G. Phillips
FindAGrave - 1Lt Robert Gene Phillips (photo, courts of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - 1LT Robert Gene Phillips (photo, memorial marker photo)
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List November 1943 - SBD-5 35946

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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