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Philip Scriffignano


Philip served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107076, 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Essex County, New Jersey prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on July 21, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Shipping and receiving clerk and also as Single, without dependents.
B-17G #42-107076 took off from RAF Knettishall with a target of the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Poznan, Poland. While on this mission they were hit by enemy flak and severely damaged.
Philip was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 crashed, due to the damage, into the Baltic Sea seven miles Southeast of Nykobing, near Boto, Denmark during the war. He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107076

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Newark, New Jersey, USA 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) baltic Sea 9 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 10:44:01 Michelbe Changes to biography, awards and events


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

ABMC; MACR 3656 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3656 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database