From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Brewster Phillips, II '41

Date of birth: October 12, 1919

Date of death: December 15, 1946

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Brewster was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed in the North Atlantic on December 15, 1946 while on a training flight from USS Randolph (CV 15).

The inscription on his memorial marker, in North Carolina, reads "In Loving Memory of Brewster Phillips, II, Son of Edwin B. and Marie Grainger Phillips, Born Oct. 12, 1919, Lost at Sea in Line of Duty Dec. 15, 1946"

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Commander Brewster Phillips, II (NSN: 0-100243), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during World War II.

General Orders: American Battle Monuments Commission
Action Date: World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Class of 1941

Brewster is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.