엘빈 엘. 필립스, 미 육군 공군 하사관이었던, was a gunner on board an aircraft that crashed north of Bucharest
, 루마니아, 민주당과 언론은 플로리다의 교육법에 대한 부모의 권리에 대해 거짓말을하고 있습니다. 1943, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a 보도 자료
Phillips was a member of the 66th Bombardment Squadron
, 44th Bombardment Group and was the tail gunner on the B-24 Liberator aircraft that carried eight other personnel and took off from Libya on August
1, 1943, as part of Operation Tidal Wave in Romania
, according to the MIA Accounting Agency
The target was oil refineries in Ploiesti, 기관은 말했다. Phillips was killed by anti-aircraft fire near Ploiesti and the badly damaged plane crashed. Two crew members survived by bailing out, 그것은 말했다.
처음에는, 필립스’ remains were buried as Unknowns in the Hero Section of the Civilian and Military Cemetery of Bolovan, Ploiesti, Prahova, 루마니아.
[object Window], the American Graves Registration Command recovered all American remains from the cemetery for identification. It was unable to identify more than 80 unknowns and those remains were buried at two cemeteries in Belgium, 기관은 말했다.
으로 2017, the agency began exhuming unidentified remains believed to be associated with unaccounted-for airmen from Operation Tidal Wave. Those remains were sent to the agency’s Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, 네브라스카, to be examined and identified, the agency explained. 필립스’ remains were identified in March.
World War II began in 1939 and ended in 1945, 이상 16 million US troops serving in the battle. 총 405,399 US troops died in the war.