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Philip T Serum Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 18 March 1943. Shot down in B-24 #4123666 'Hot Freight. ' Flying in the diamond position of the lead element on a mission to Vegesack, Germany shipbuilding works, the plane took frontal attacks from ME-110s as well as flak attacks. Plane went down west of Seefield.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23666 Hot Freight

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23666 [AG:s] was assigned to the 93BG/330BS at Hardwick, UK. on 18-Mar-43 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bombe the port facilities at Vegesack, Germany. The aircraft sustained battle damage over the target and crashed near...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisiana
Died 18 March 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 16:52:39 Lucy May Changes to place associations
Sources

Brought in information from a duplicate record - spelling name as Philip T Servin. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 15595, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 91, Ted's Travelling Circus by Cal Stewart pp. 84-85 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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