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Philip F Flynn Jr


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'.


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb 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


  • 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.


Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts 15 March 1923


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

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

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