New England Air Museum
Robert Hayes Phillips
 
Capt. Wilbert Shockley's Crew
Capt. Wilbert Shockley's Crew (not in order): Capt. Shockley, Robert L. Dodge, Lt. David S. Curry, Lt. Willard F. Croft, Lt, James C. Templeton, Sgt. George T. Spimpson, Sgt. Robert H. Phillips, Sgt. Charles Smith, Cpl. A;bert J. Traficante, Cpl. Irving Landsman, Cpl. James McAuley
 
 
Recent Address:   Lanesborough, MA
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Hobson and Alma; Wife: Jean; Children: Patricia, Deborah, Barbara, James, Christine
 
Hometown:   West Virginia
 
Date Entered Service:   April 17, 1944
 
Service Number:  
12239307
 
Bomb Group:   40th
 
Squadron:   25th
 
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Hump Missions Flown:    
 
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Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Radio Operator
 
Rank Upon Discharge:    
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew - as part of Captain Wilbur Shockley's crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:  
44-61848
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Graduated with degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and then Vanderbilt University in 1951. Shortly after graduation, he began work with General Electric's Power Transformer division and spent 35 years with GE in Pittsfield.
He was an accomplished gardener and avid reader who remained interested in the world around him throughout his life. His mathematically-inclined brain could figure out how to fix just about anything [except maybe his grandchildren's I-pods].
 
Comments:
Mr. Phillips passed away June 3, 2012.

 


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