LAC Phillip Holmes

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LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:39 pm

Greetings all ! Looking for further info on LAC Phillip Holmes, RCAF, R/143895, born Grand Rapids Michigan, parents New York City, died August 12, 1942, was involved in a mid-air collision, looking for Squadron / School, Aircraft, Serial #, and if possible, what happened. Appreciate any help and assistance with this !

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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:49 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Greetings all ! Looking for further info on LAC Phillip Holmes, RCAF, R/143895, born Grand Rapids Michigan, parents New York City, died August 12, 1942, was involved in a mid-air collision, looking for Squadron / School, Aircraft, Serial #, and if possible, what happened. Appreciate any help and assistance with this !

Cheers

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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:11 am

Follow up info. He was actually killed as a passenger in the aircraft. From my reading of the records, his Unit was No 2 ITS, but the aircraft that he was in possibly belonged to 124 Ferry Squadron.

Also, you can see the last file, shows that he was used in a Victory Bond tour
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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:17 am

Actor. Son of actress Edna Phillips, brother of actor Ralph Holmes, he played in some 50 movies. Most remembered in "Private Scandal," "Penthouse," "Dinner at Eight" and "Million Dollar Ransom." A Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Canadian Air Force, he died in a mid-air collision.

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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:40 am

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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:49 am

Information from “They Shall Not Grow Old”
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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:16 am

Found the detailed accident report under Sgt Kirby

The report shows that his Unit was NO 2 ITS, and he was on a 124 Ferry Squadron aircraft as a passenger
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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:12 am

Hey Temujin, Thanks very much for the info, as I read the papers that you put on, it started to sound familiar so I looked further into it, and the last time you were in Arizona, you had helped me with another American involved in the air collision. A.J. Lebella, who hailed from Port Chester, New York was also in the same aircraft as LAC Holmes. Thanks again !

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Re: LAC Phillip Holmes

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:35 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:12 am
Hey Temujin, Thanks very much for the info, as I read the papers that you put on, it started to sound familiar so I looked further into it, and the last time you were in Arizona, you had helped me with another American involved in the air collision. A.J. Lebella, who hailed from Port Chester, New York was also in the same aircraft as LAC Holmes. Thanks again !

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George
Your welcome

When I started searching for the info, I saw P/O Labella was an American and remembered we had worked on him previous.

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