James Temple PHILPOT

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PHILPOT, James Temple

Service Number: 403532
Enlisted: 1 February 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, 24 November 1918
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, off the coast of France - target Milan, Italy, 24 October 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 403532
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
24 Oct 1942: Involvement Sergeant, No. 50 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Thomas Philpot and Millicent Hannah Philpot of Lithgow, NSW

Lancaster R5691 of 50SQN RAF was shot down off the coast of France near Meuvaines, Caen after take-off on a daylight bombing mission, target Milan, Italy

Sergeant Cumberland 403644 RAAF & Sergeant Philpot 403532 RAAF were buried in Bayeux Cemetery after their bodies washed ashore.  The body of Sergeant Gregg 404420 RAAF was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial