Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PHILLIPS
First Names
Leslie John
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1315084
Crew Position
Bomb Aimer
Age
22
Date of Death
22/03/1944
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

Sgt L J Phillips is photographed here with a different crew



22/23 March, 1944; FRANKFURT:

49 Squadron managed to get 19 airborne.
F/Sgt Ron Greig and crew were lost; the crew are buried in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery. Two members of the Greig crew had very nearly completed their tours; F/Sgts Whiteley and Peacock had previously flown with P/O Eric Jones and had only a few more trips left to do.

ND536 (EA-F)
F/S R. Greig Pilot (Killed)
Sgt W.F. Edwards F/E (Killed)
F/S K. Anderson NAV (Killed)
F/S C. Peacock W/AG (Killed)
P/O O.R. Rogers RAAF A/G (Killed)
F/S L.J. Phillips A/B (Killed)
F/S H. Whiteley A/G (Killed)

Most of the crew were on their 7th operation.
 


Summer 1943 with ED726
Back row (L to R):
Sgt Reg Burnett R/G KIA, Sgt Don Bettinson M/U KIA, F/O John Millar AFM pilot KIA, Sgt John Crabb NAV, Sgt Phillips B/A KIA, Sgt Paul Goodyear F/E KIA.
Front row (L to R);
LAC Johnson, LAC Robertson, Sgt Freeman, LAC Sutcliffe, LAC Copping, LAC Sugg

This airman flew Lancaster ED999 at least once....click for an image and information about this aircraft.