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Philip C Dryden

Military

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 100+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11897. Died of wounds as a POW.

Awards: SS, AM (5 OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34159 'Hun Concious II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. 6 x POW. MACR 11897. ...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Stalag Luft VI

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bernardsville, NJ, USA 1920

Son of John F and Leila F [Batty] Dryden.

Lived in New Jersey, USA 1941
Based Rivenhall 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Seffern, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. POW. MACR 11897.

Prisoner of War (POW) Šilutė, Lithuania 23 December 1944 – 3 January 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IVG.

Died Šilutė, Lithuania 3 January 1945

Died of wounds as a POW. 3-Jan-45.

Buried May 1945

Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten
Netherlands

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 11:26:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/529878105_philip_c%20dryden/details/
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ma...

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