Yes, my father-in-law is still living, he recently moved to Jacksonville, FL. In 1951 I believe he would have called Miami home.
I personally don't know very much about the crash except that he survived and that maybe the plane hit or clipped a mess hall along the way.
Just for clarification, my father-in-law's middle initial is "R" (for Roy) not "B".
He's not a morning person so I'll try calling him closer to noon to ask him if he remembers Philip and whether he has any pictures.
I don't know whether it would be any help to you, but there is a Web site that has information for sale about plane crashes (http://www.accident-report.com/Crew_Names/namestef-sz.html).I found both my father-in-law's and Philip's names listed there.