Phillip ZUPP MiD

ZUPP, Phillip

Service Numbers: O11439, QX62143, A11439
Enlisted: 28 January 1944, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland., 29 December 1925
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Glenvale State School
Occupation: Pilot
Died: Natural causes, Toowoomba, Queensland, 31 July 1991, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 2 Service

28 Jan 1944: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN O11439, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Sep 1944: Enlisted Private, SN QX62143, In the field, Queensland
1 Oct 1944: Involvement Trooper, SN QX62143
28 May 1947: Discharged Trooper, SN QX62143, 2nd/10th Commando Squadron

Non Warlike Service

4 Sep 1948: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN O11439, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)

Korean War Service

25 Nov 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN A11439, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
3 Oct 1952: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Sustained operational flying and devotion to duty with No. 77 Squadron in Korea
27 Feb 1953: Honoured US Air Medal, for Service in Korea

Non Warlike Service

20 Apr 1956: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer

Phillip Zupp. 'Without Precedent'

‘Without Precedent’ is the biography of commando and fighter pilot, Phillip Zupp. One man who served in two very different wars. During World War Two, he saw combat on the ground in the Pacific before patrolling Hiroshima and Tokyo at the war’s end. In Korea, Phillip flew 201 combat sorties amid intense ground fire and the ever-threatening MiG fighters. Peace brought a career that spanned the globe and the skies above it. All the while, the intriguing story of the search for a downed airman, a damaged jet and the first Australian Purple Heart lay dormant. Until now.


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