Phipps, Francis Constantine (1914-1941)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Francis Constantine Phipps (1914-1941), born 10 October 1914, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Ramsey Phipps, DSO, RA, and Lorna Phipps of Bratton Lodge, Wincanton, Somerset; husband of Eleanor Mary Howard Phipps, of Sutton, Surrey.
Attended The Wick preparatory school, Hove, Sussex.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1929-July 1933; 6th form; Class Leader; Lance-Corporal in OTC.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, B.A.
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, 1937.
WW2, Squadron-Leader, 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Taking off on a shipping strike from RAF Bircham Newton in Norfolk at 22.00 hrs. After an attack on a convoy off the Fresians they crashed on 31 October 1941 into the Ijsselmeer, 4 miles west of Lemmer, at 23.50 hrs. Neither the crew or aircraft were recovered.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 28 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1804331/phipps,-franc...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
See Aircrew Remembered: aircrewremembered.com/phipps-francis.html