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Sgt. Kippan
17.12.1941. No. 58 OTU Spitfire X4841 Sgt. Lloyd D. Kippan

Operation: Training

Date: 17th December 1941 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 58 OTU (Operational Training Unit)

Type: Spitfire

Serial: X4841

Base: RAF Grangemouth

Location: Airfield at RAF Grangemouth

Pilot: Sgt. Lloyd Duncan Kippan R/79579 RCAF Age 26. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Sgt. Kippan taxied onto the runway and into the path of a landing Spitfire flown by Sgt Julian (Serial No: X4851). One of the aircraft was burnt out and the other overturned and completely wrecked. Sgt. Kippan was seriously injured and died in hospital the following day. Sgt Julian was killed instantly.

                     

Course 15 - 58 OTU Grangemouth, Scotland: Front row: Sgt. Corbett, Sgt. Semmerling, Sgt. Kotlarz, Sgt. Madej, Sgt. Szelestowski, Sgt. Krakowski, Sgt. Polek, Sgt. Kolezynski, Sgt. Elmerych, Sgt. Grobelny, Sgt. Rutecki, Sgt. Szymanski - Second row: P/O. Hunter, P/O. Loree, P/O. Frith, P/O. Deytrikh, F/O. Gastula, Fl/Lt. Walendowski, P/O. Davies, P/O. Phelan, P/O. Tonge. F/O. Godlewski, P/O. Wigston, P/O. Zakrzewski - Third row: Sgt. Powers, Sgt. Watkin, Sgt. Vance, Sgt. Machan, Sgt. McGready, Sgt. Taggart, Sgt. Oliver, Sgt. Shaw, Sgt. Kippan, Sgt. Moeser, Sgt. Matthewman - Back row: Sgt. Hunt, Sgt. Julian, Sgt. Watson, Sgt. Little, Sgt. Nicoll, Sgt. Kaye, Sgt. Allingham, Sgt. Miller, Sgt. Davies, Sgt. Jowett, Sgt. Rawson, Sgt. Cleaver, Sgt. Burley.

                                  

                                 Sgt. Lloyd Duncan Kippan and grave at Grangemouth

Burial Details:

Sgt. Lloyd Duncan Kippan Grandsable Cemetery, Grangemouth, Scotland Sec 1. Grave 41. Son of Duncan John and Jessie Lawson Kippan, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Researched for relatives of Sgt. Kippan. With thanks to The Cadets and Staff 1333 (Grangemouth) Squadron ATC for their valued assistance with the research into 58. O.T.U. Any relative who would like a full size photograph of the grave / course group we would be very happy to email them to you free of charge.

KTY 30.10.2015 Serial number corrected - courtesy Jack Brook

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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