Phillip F. Uhlenbrock was born on January 6, 1921 in Missouri. He served in the 86th Troop Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group as a Captain during World War II. Co-pilot of the C47 #42-108884 "Clay Pigeon", the crew was engaged in a supply mission when the aircraft was shot down by German flak while flying over The Netherlands. Flying above an enemy territory on September 17, 1944, the plane was struck in the right wing by antiaircraft fire, as well as taking damage to the cockpit. After catching on fire, the plane lost control and crashed in Bladel, the Netherlands. Four crew members were killed; only SSGT Bela Benko survived. CPT Uhlenbrock is buried in the Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA.
Crew of C47 #42-108884 "Clay Pigeon":
Lt Col Ralph E Lehr, Sr - Pilot and 86th Squadron Commander
Capt Phillip F Uhlenbrock - Co-pilot
1st Lt Edward J Peterson, Jr - Navigator
SSgt James B Rice - Radio Operator
SSgt Bela Benko - crew chief, sole survivor
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