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Philip Arthur Musgrave

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Philip Arthur Musgrave

August 17, 1944

Near Allindemagle, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88134

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 City of Vancouver Pathfinder Squadron

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 402 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SVINO CHURCHYARD
Denmark

Grave Reference:

Grave 84.

Location:

Svino is small village in Southern Zealand, overlooking Dybso Fjord, some 90 kilometres south-south-west of Copenhagen. The British Plot is in an extension of the SVINO CHURCHYARD, to the north of the church.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Philip Arthur Musgrave is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Philip Arthur Musgrave is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of PHILIP ARTHUR MUSGRAVE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of PHILIP ARTHUR MUSGRAVE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Philip A. Musgrave– Philip A. Musgrave, Air Gunner, 405 Pathfinder Squadron.  Killed August 17, 1944 over Denmark.  Aircraft LQP was on the return leg of a bombing mission over Stettin harbour.  Philip Musgrave is buried in Svino, Denmark. Phil was originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia. He will always be remembered!
  • Group Photo– Evaders return to Scotland September 1944. This photo was take at Leuchars Station.
  • Air Crew Members– 405 Squadron crew: (L-R) Philip A Musgrave (Air Gunner - killed in action August 17, 1944), Ross Wiens (Navigator); Ralph Rafter (Wireless Air
Gunner); Bruce Durfee (Bomb Aimer); Denis Budd (Air Gunner); Jim Umschied (Flight Engineer); missing Bud Walter (Pilot)
  • Air Crew Members (2)– 405 Squadron crew (Back row) Bruce Durfee; Ralph Rafter; Denis Budd; Phil Musgrave; (Front Row) Jim Umshied; Ross Wiens; Bud Walter
August 1944, Granston Lodge England.
  • Photo of Philip Arthur Musgrave– From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The original pictures were supplied by the Sydney Post-Record and the booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
Additional Information courtesy of Floyd Williston:
P/O Phillip Musgrave, age 21, was killed on August 17, 1944, when Lancaster PA 988, was shot down six miles north-west of Ringstedt, Denmark.  P/O Musgrave was an air-gunner with from No.405 Pathfinder Squadron, on a raid to Kiel, and, though he bailed out before the aircraft crashed, his parachute failed to open. Four of his crew escaped capture and made it to Sweden, and then back to the UK.. He is buried in the Commonwealth Memorial Cemetery, near Svino, Denmark.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy
  • Press Clipping
  • Press Clipping
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative poem

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