Fink, Philip James

Individual Personnel Data
Name Fink, Philip James   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Master Sergeant
Serial Number 32380197   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 113 (6.395 MB)
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #32 dated 19 June 1943.
  • Promoted from T/Sgt to Master Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #133 para 11 extract dated 1 November 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 15567 (0.525 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 113 (Filesize N/A)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Cuddeback, Thomas APilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Adair, Luther Ewell, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Singer, George RobertNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Dillon, James Francis, Jr, "Bud"BombardierPOW
S/SGT. Fink, Philip JamesRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Suchy, Albert LeonardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Bessey, Edward ThomasBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Bonar, Buryl Kenneth, "Buck"Flexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Riley, John HFlexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Schmid, Charles EFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑3188 Combat Mission Credit
Initially attacked east of Caen, France, by enemy aircraft; lost altitude rapidly; crashed in La Chapelle-Hareng, France. MACR 15567
Sortie Report

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