Phillips, Hugh, PHC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PH-0000-Photographer's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Photographer's Mate
Primary Unit
1961-1962, PH-0000, NOB Trinidad, BWI
Service Years
1941 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
PH-Photographer's Mate
Five Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Lee Phillips (Phil), RM2 to remember Phillips, Hugh, CPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Daytona Beach, FL
Last Address
Bunnell, FL

Date of Passing
Nov 26, 2006
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Chief Petty Officer of the Command WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
  1963, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Leading Chief, Navy Photo Lab, Trinidad, BWI. 1961

Chief Aviation Photographer's Mate Phillips (Ret.) went to work as a photographer for the Apollo Systems Division of General Electric in Daytona Beach and worked on the Apollo projects for NASA and the Tank Simulation projects for the Army before final retirement. 

He stayed active with his Fleet Reserve unit for over 40 years and served in every office of the chapter, including President and Past  President.

Other Comments:

Chief Phillips took thousands of photographs during his Naval career. Most, but  not all were turned in to the naval archives through normal channels. Several hundred photos of a personal or special nature were never submitted. It was his wish that after his death the many albums of retained photos should be donated to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola for their archives. Per his wishes those were donated to the museum in the summer of 2007. Many, many never before seen squadron and air crew photos taken during WWII while attached to Utility Squadron 7, Torpedo Squadron 6, Air Group 6, the USS Enterprise, the USS Intrepid and his later assignments now reside there. If you haven't been to this fabulous museum it is well worth the trip!

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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesNaval Station NorfolkSchool Assignments - StaffUSS Enterprise (CV-6)
VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)USS Intrepid (CV-11)VJ-13US Navy
NAS Whiting Field, FLInstructors Training SchoolNavy Photo Schools (Faculty Staff), Pensacola (Faculty Staff)USS Mindoro (CVE-120)
VAP-62 TigersJacksonville FL (Faculty Staff)NAS PensacolaNOB Trinidad, BWI
  1941-1941, (AD) Aviation Machinist Mate A School
  1942-1942, PH-0000, Naval Station Norfolk
  1942-1943, PH-0000, Aviation Photography School
  1943-1943, PH-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1943-1944, PH-0000, VT-6/VTB-6 (WW II)
  1944-1944, PH-0000, USS Intrepid (CV-11)
  1944-1945, PH-0000, VJ-13
  1945-1946, PH-0000, VJ-7
  1947-1948, PH-0000, NAS Whiting Field, FL
  1948-1949, PH-0000, Instructors Training School
  1948-1950, PH-0000, Navy Photo Schools (Faculty Staff), Pensacola (Faculty Staff)
  1951-1952, PH-0000, USS Mindoro (CVE-120)
  1952-1953, PH-0000, VAP-62 Tigers
  1954-1955, PH-0000, Navy Photo Schools (Faculty Staff), Pensacola (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1955, PH-0000, Work Center Supervisor Leadership Course (WCSLC)
  1955-1957, PH-0000, Navy Photo Schools (Faculty Staff), Pensacola (Faculty Staff)
  1957-1958, PH-0000, Naval Station Norfolk
  1958-1959, PH-0000, Jacksonville FL (Faculty Staff)
  1959-1961, PH-0000, NAS Pensacola
  1961-1962, PH-0000, NOB Trinidad, BWI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
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