Veterans' Memorial Project

Duane Martin Phillips

Peoria, IL

Korean War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1941

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 06/10/1923

Date of Death: 04/07/1951

Affiliations: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

First Lieutenant Phillips was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress with the 371st Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Wing. On April 7, 1951, while on a bombing mission, his aircraft was attacked by two MiGs. It crashed about four miles off the North Korean coastline. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on January 31, 1954. First Lieutenant Phillips was awarded the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

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