Sergeant
Thomas James Phillips

13 April 1942

Amsterdam

 


Sergeant Thomas James Phillips was air gunner/wireless operator on a Wellington bomber with 115 Sqn, flying out of Marham, Norfolk.

On 12 April 1942 Sgt Phillips and his crew took off in Wellington III X3596/B, at 22.57 for a raid on Essen. They were shot down by a night fighter over The Netherlands around 0100, 13 April, and crashed into the IJsselmeer, off the coast near Urk. The whole crew perished.


115 Sqn RAF


Sergeant Phillips is buried at the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam Plot 85. Row D. Grave 11.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See Also:
P/O Ronald William Barlow

Sgt Thomas Ryan
Sgt Kenneth John Raiswell
Sgt Albert Holder
Sgt Noel Hensley Blair

Sources:
Errol W. Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Volplane Press, Christchurch, 1998
115 Sqn Roll of Honour, Don Bruce, 2003

Acknowledgements:
RAF Squadron crest © Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

Directions to Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats

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This website is dedicated to the men and women who died and/or are buried in The Netherlands during World War II.

 

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