Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Philip F Flynn Jr

Military

Completed 17 missions from 10 March 1945 to 19 April 1945. Returned to the US on 19 June 1945. Flew a few missions of B-17 # 42-31378 'Rum Dum'.

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31378 Rum Dum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-M] Gt Ashfield 1/12/43; with Muchow force landed Germany; 100+m, n/battle damaged force landed Troston AD with Mike Brochmann 30/5/45; Salvaged. RUM DUM.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts 15 March 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2021 18:15:07 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added an association to the A/C #42-31378 listed in the "Summary biography" .

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Self;

http://www.385thbga.com/database/">http://www.385thbga.com/database/>

Share