Jefferson County


Cpl. George D. Phillips



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

George D. Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1906 to James E. and Katie Belle Anderson Phillips. He died July 11, 1943 and is buried in North Africa American Cemetery, Tunis, Tunisia.

Cpl. Phillips served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 91st Fighter Squadron, 81st Fighter Group and died while in the service of his country in the North African area.