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The Airmen's Stories - P/O J G Pippet


John Gilbert Pippet was born in December 1919 in Sculcoates, Hull and joined the RAFVR around June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned in September 1940 and joined 64 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 16th October.


Above: Officers Mess Hornchurch November 1940 - (L to R): P/O N Howkins, P/O J Lawson-Brown, F/Lt. J Thomson, F/Lt. D Taylor, P/O J Rowden, P/O A Towers, P/O E G Gilbert, P/O A R Tidman, S/Ldr. A R D MacDonell, P/O E J Watson, P/O R Jones, S/Ldr. J Rankine, P/O J Pippet, P/O P Beake, P/O T Gray


Still with 64, Pippet took part in a convoy patrol on 23rd February 1941 in Spitfire II P7852. He collided over the sea with P/O N Howkins in P7778. Both men were lost.

Pippet is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 34.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

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