In Memory

Philip Durfee - Class Of 1924

The following is from the Fall 1946 Engineering and Science Monthly, Caltech Alumni News

Philip T. Durfee

Colonel Philip T. Durfee '28 was killed in the crash of a B-25 Army bomber on September 21, 1946.

After graduation in mechanical engineering, Colonel Durfee joined the Army Air Forces, receiving his wings at Kelley Field in 1930.  Returning to the Army in 1939, he spent the next four years in Alaska and the Aleutians, and was coordinator of Army, Navy, and civilian activities in Alaska.  Last February he was assigned to Langley Field, Virginia.

Holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Legion of Merit Award, Colonel Durfee is survived by his wife and two sons.

Three others were killed in the crash of the bomber piloted by Colonel Durfee, while two men, both Army personnel, survived.