NIPPERT, Clifton W

NIPPERT, Clifton W 

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NIPPERT, Clifton Walter

Servicenumber: T-005230




Age: 22
Born: 11 August 1922, Saint Charles, Missouri
Hometown: Saint Charles, Missouri 
Family: Arthur H.G. Nippert (father)
Adela A. (Paul) Nippert (mother)
Wilbert C. Nippert (brother)
Adelle R. Nippert (sister)
Paul A. Nippert (brother)
Rank: Flight Officer 
Function: Co-Pilot 
Regiment: -
Battalion: -
Division – Transport: 8th Air Force
Company – Squadron: 849th Bomber Squadron 
Unit – Group: 490th Bomber Group, Light
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Serialnumer: 43-38046
Type: B-17G
Destination: Berlin, Germany
MACR: 13080 
Date of death: 17 March 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Kamberg, Germany 
Spot: Not available 
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart 
Gravenumber: Plot E, Row 14, Grave 18 
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: On 17 March 1945 after a mid-air collision with another B-17G (s/n 43-38071). Both aircraft were from the 490th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force. Then another aircraft took off with its standard crew on 10 but landed with 11 aboard, one dead. The body of radio operator (Sergeant George Devlin) from the other B-17 was somehow thrown into the nose of this aircraft during collision.  

Source of information: Michel Beckers,, MACR 13080 Kracke-Helmstatt Family Tree

Photo source: Michel Beckers