Jack William Pippin

Military

Jack Pippin was Radio Operator/Gunner on B-26 Serial #42-107588 hit by Flak on the 14 January 1945 mission to bomb the bridge at Steinebrück, Saint-Vith, Belgium. MACR 11926. Captured, he was a Prisoner of War (POW) and interned in Stalag Luft 3, from where he and other Americans were force-marched to Stalag 7A in Moosburg until liberation by US troops on 29 April 1945.

Married to Elizabeth Nease, they started Pippin Advertising Service in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1949, which later became the Pippin Advertising Sign Co. In 1964, Elizabeth died in a house fire and Jack passed away a year later.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-667904
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18084765 and O-726105
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18024532 and O-660867
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38310701
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Armorer; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16049634
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 January 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Tennessee, United States 4 September 1920 the son of William M. and Bertha Akard Pippin

Enlisted

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States 3 June 1942

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Żagań, Poland 14 April 1945 - 29 April 1945 Interned at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan, Poland – Liberated 29 04 1945 from Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Germany. NARA WWII POW records : “Returned to Military control 09 07 1945”

Died

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 3 September 1965

Buried

Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Church Hill, Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States

Revisions

Date29 Mar 2020 17:46:04
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date4 Sep 2015 08:28:03
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 11926
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
Personal research on plane and crew