Kipp, Robert Allan

Date of birth:
October 12th, 1919 (Kamloops/British Columbia, Canada)
Date of death:
July 25th, 1949 (St. Hubert/Quebec, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Servicenumber Can/J-4743.

Robert Allan Kipp served with No 418 Squadron. Together with his observer B.P. Haletsky, he was very successful and became an ace. On the night of May 3rd/4th 1944 he managed to shoot down four Focke-Wulff Fw 190’s . He finally shot down 9,5 planes, 0,5 probable and 3 others damaged.

He was killed while flying his Vampire at St. Hubert, Quebec, on July 25th 1949.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 418 (City of Edmonton) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has completed numerous sorties, most of them at night. He is a skilful and tenacious pilot whose determination to complete his mission successfully has been most commendable. On a recent occasion Squadron Leader Kipp flew one of a small formation of aircraft detailed for a mission far into enemy occupied territory. Success was achieved and by his careful planning and audacious tactics, Squadron Leader Kipp played a prominent part in the results obtained. He has destroyed three enemy aircraft, two of them in one sortie at night."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 418 (City of Edmonton) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1944
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Action:
Citation:
"This officer continues to display the highest standard of skill and gallantry in air operations. He has completed very many sorties and his careful planning, tactical ability and iron determination have brought him much success. In April 1944, he led a section of aircraft on a sortie over enemy territory during which four enemy aircraft were shot down, two of them by Squadron Leader Kipp. On another occasion, one night in May 1944, Squadron Leader Kipp destroyed four hostile aircraft in combat. His genius for leadership has always been apparent and his example has been most inspiring."

Sources

  • Photo: RCAF
  • - Royal Canadian Air Force
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 4th July 19044, Issue 36598, dated 7th July 1944