|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1945|
On September 11, 1943, Captain David A. Lippincott, USAAC, was pilot in command of the B-24 aircraft, "Little Joe" belonging to the 5th Air Force / 380th (H) Bomb Group / 530th (H) Bomb Squadron stationed in Australia. The eleven man crew was on a strike mission against Japanese forces on Kekasper, Colobes when it encountered heavy anti-aircraft fire and was lost at sea with all hands.
Captain David Lippincott had graduated from San Diego High School and attended the University of California. He was survived by his parents, George D. and Mabel A. Lippincott, and three older sisters, Beryl M., Margery A., (Mrs. Donald Robertson) and Clare R. Lippincott.
He was predeceased by his twin brother, 2nd LT Daniel Lippincott, USMC, age 22, who was killed the previous year, on December 18, 1942 when his plane crashed soon after taking off from the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Florida. Daniel had won his Aviator's wings at Corpus Christi, Texas was assigned to the Jacksonville base on December 2nd. His remains rest in Section OSA Site 94, of the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, overlooking their childhood home of San Diego, California.
Note: Entered the service from California.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Jerry L. Lippincott
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56756455