17.12.1941. No. 58 OTU Spitfire X4841 Sgt. Lloyd D. Kippan
Date: 17th December 1941 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 58 OTU (Operational Training Unit)
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
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.