First Lieutenant Phillip J. Sweeney
U.S. Army, 8th Air Force
January 11, 1944
Wall of Valor:
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his extraordinary achievements while serving as a Navigator on twenty-five bombardment missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe.
Displaying great courage and skill, Sweeney fought from his gun position to ward off many enemy attacks which materially aided in the success of each mission.
The coolness, bravery and skill displayed by Sweeney reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces.