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Ernest McClure Kippen, Distinguished Flying Cross – age 23 – Pilot Officer/Navigator (172900) 101 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Ernest was commissioned from Sergeant (1560864) on 3 March 1944 and was awarded the DFC on 29 March 1944. His Lancaster bomber took off from RAF Ludford Magna in Lincolnshire for a raid on Nurnberg but crashed near Gemund and Ernest was buried there. He was re-interred in Rheinberg in June 1947.

(Source: London Gazette 7/4/1944 p.1667 & 18/12/1944 p.6207, aircrewremembered.com and CWGC)

Born 1921 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Alexander and Margaret Kippen, of 35 Eveline Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 31 March 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.