FRIPP, Alan Wesley Giles

Plane was a Lancaster LM551 which took off from RAF Waddington U.K to bomb the railway junction at Revigny, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off. It was established that the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed into the Canal de Marne.

Last Name
FRIPP
Given Names
Alan Wesley Giles
Service Number
427314
Date of Birth
29/03/1914
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
21/06/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
20/08/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 29
Intake Date
20/08/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
19/07/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Over France target Revigny Sur Ornain France
Date of Death
19/07/1944
Age
30
Cemetery / Memorial
Choloy War Cemetery France
Medals
Air Gunners badge France and Germany defence medal 1939-45 war medal
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster LM551 which took off from RAF Waddington U.K to bomb the railway junction at Revigny, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off. It was established that the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and crashed into the Canal de Marne.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron RAAF
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - FRIPP Alan Wesley Giles - Service Number 427314 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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