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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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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

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.

 

Commemorated at:

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

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