Clifford Eugene Phillips "Buster" was born in Overton Co. Tennessee in 1921. He was killed in a plane crash on September 18, 1944 on Mt. Slope Alaska.
|Pam Kramer, Buster's niece recalls that Buster's plane crashed into the highest mountain in Alaska. Search and rescue could not begin searching for the downed plane until the spring time. The plane was found, however, no bodies were found. Pam said that food was dropped around the crash for about six months. Searchers were not sure if it was animals or people taking the food. Thirteen years later, bodies were found but not identified. The people they had found had lost their minds and it was never confirmed that any of the bodies was Uncle Buster. Pam said that Buster was in the CC's (another part of the service) before the Army.|
According to the U.S. Army Air Forces Aircraft Accident Report, Clifford Phillips (Buster) was killed when the C47 Transport plane crashed into Mt. Slope on September 18, 1944.
|Buster's Aircraft Accident Report JPEG Format|
|Buster's Aircraft Accident Report PDF Format|
|Power Point Presentation of the 1944 expedition to locate the downed C-47|
This report is courtesy of John H. Cloe, GS-12, DAF Chief of History, 3 WG, 11 AF/ANR and ALCOM