2LT William J. Kipp, Bombardier on B17G 42-97086 took off, with a crew of 10, from Station 468, England on a bombing mission over Choszczno, Poland. Over the Danish Peninsula they were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire which knocked out two of their engines. They crashed near Osterby, Germany.
Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-97086 'American Maid. ' Killed in Action (KIA).