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Philip Dean Brockus

Military

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. 58 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to St Lo. Shot down by Fw190 in vicinity of Carentan. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-Jun-44. MACR 6281.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron
  • 366th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • High Halden

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings. High Halden was then used as a Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground, before being occupied by the 358th Fighter Group in 1944.

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alfalfa County, OK, USA 6 March 1923
Enlisted Lubbock, TX, USA 21 March 1942
Based High Halden 10 April 1943 – 16 May 1943

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Steeple Morden 16 May 1943 – 17 June 1944

Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 50500 Carentan, France 17 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to St Lo. Shot down by Fw190 in vicinity of Carentan. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6281.

Buried Spearman, TX 79081, USA 1946

Hansford Cemetery
Spearman
Hansford County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2017 12:21:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29401213
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952972/?terms=Philip%20D%20Brockus
https://www.fold3.com/page/84790498_philip_d%20brockus/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71933307

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2017 12:13:46 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29401213
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952972/?terms=Philip%20D%20Brockus
https://www.fold3.com/page/84790498_philip_d%20brockus/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71933307

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2017 12:12:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29401213
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952972/?terms=Philip%20D%20Brockus
https://www.fold3.com/page/84790498_philip_d%20brockus/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71933307

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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