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Flying Officer Charles Leroy Tripp

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Flying Officer Charles Leroy Tripp

Birth
Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death
23 Mar 1943 (aged 21)
Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial
Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Plot
Section L, Row 6, Plot 4
Memorial ID
117817611 View Source

Flying Officer Tripp was one of six airmen killed in the crash and resulting explosion of #113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron's Hudson (#BW 620) aircraft at the aerodrome in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; the Hudson, with four airmen aboard, had just taken off on an operational patrol. Besides the four crew members, two of the five ground crew members who attempted to assist, also perished in this accident.
The four aircrew members were:-
Sergeant Alexander John BAILLIE,
Warrant Officer Class II Robert Franklin CAVERS,
Warrant Officer Class II Mervin Elwood TARRANT and
Flying Officer Charles Leroy TRIPP.
The two ground aircrew members were:-
Leading Aircraftman Lloyd Edward BRIGGS and
Aircraftman 1st Class Frank HALLEK.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial--
Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: J/8321
Age: 21
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: #113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)

A student, residing on Charles Street in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, he enlisted in the RCAF on 18 Dec 1940 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Son of Charles De Mille and Florence Adelia (née Nelson) Tripp of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
His brother, RCAF Flight Sergeant Warrington Wade TRIPP, also served and fell; he died on 29 Dec 1941 and was laid to rest in the St. John the Baptist Churchyard in Leeming, North Yorkshire, England.

Flying Officer Charles Leroy Tripp is commemorated on Page 221 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.

Flying Officer Tripp was one of six airmen killed in the crash and resulting explosion of #113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron's Hudson (#BW 620) aircraft at the aerodrome in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; the Hudson, with four airmen aboard, had just taken off on an operational patrol. Besides the four crew members, two of the five ground crew members who attempted to assist, also perished in this accident.
The four aircrew members were:-
Sergeant Alexander John BAILLIE,
Warrant Officer Class II Robert Franklin CAVERS,
Warrant Officer Class II Mervin Elwood TARRANT and
Flying Officer Charles Leroy TRIPP.
The two ground aircrew members were:-
Leading Aircraftman Lloyd Edward BRIGGS and
Aircraftman 1st Class Frank HALLEK.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial--
Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: J/8321
Age: 21
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: #113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)

A student, residing on Charles Street in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, he enlisted in the RCAF on 18 Dec 1940 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Son of Charles De Mille and Florence Adelia (née Nelson) Tripp of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
His brother, RCAF Flight Sergeant Warrington Wade TRIPP, also served and fell; he died on 29 Dec 1941 and was laid to rest in the St. John the Baptist Churchyard in Leeming, North Yorkshire, England.

Flying Officer Charles Leroy Tripp is commemorated on Page 221 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


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Epitaph...
BORN 8TH NOV 1921
GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN THIS...
JOHN 15:13


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