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    Default Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Twenty-nine year-old Welshman, Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson last just five days on No.620 Squadron. A pre-war regular trying to determine his career pre August 1943.

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Chaz

    Just to be clear, that's 39752 Arnold Peers Philipsen?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...SEN&qnum=39752

    Born 1915 on Wales, died 2004 in Abbotsford, B.C.

    There are some details of his training in a couple of pdf files on the https://www.caronairbase.com website if you Google him.

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    Simon

    EDIT he was posted to 620 Sqn from 1651 H.C.U. w.e.f 18.8.43 according to the 620 Sqn O.R.B. Form 540, which has his S/No. as 37081 (?)

    He had been at 12 O.T.U. too, it seems?

    http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...n_of_12otu.htm
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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Have a care!
    Births Q2 1915 Philipson, Arnold P, Brookes, St. Asaph 11b 553 from FREEBMD.
    Philipsen does not come up in FREEBMD.
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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Peter

    I think it may be a transcription error on FreeBMD? The actual image of the register seems to show Philipsen, rather than Philipson. Mother's maiden name Brookes, registered St. Asaph.

    The Baptism record on ancestry.co.uk shows his parents as Johan Arnold (a Marine Officer*) and Emily Annie.

    Here's his entry on FindaGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...eers-philipsen

    *a Ship's Master, not a Royal Marine! He was born in Copenhagen in 1875.

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    A/P/O A P Philipsen posted to 52 Squadron on 8th January 1938 from No 11 FTS where he remained until at least 2nd October 1939 when he was sent on a tracer firing course at Boscombe down.

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    Thank you all.

    Chaz

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Hi,

    He was Canadian (Banff, Alberta) in the RAF.

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Hi Dave,

    CANADIAN IN THE R.A.F. OVERSEAS. MISSING ON ACTIVE SERVICE AFTER AH OPERATIONS: Philipsen, Arnold Peers, Sqdn. Ldr, RAF39752, Mrs A. P. Philipsen (wife). Banff. Alta.

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/419575009/

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Hi Mojmir,

    I deleted my post as I think there is quite a bit more on this family.

    Banff is where his next of kin, Aileen Scott Philipsen, maiden name Marston, was living.

    She was born in Denver, Colorado 11 August 1914; deceased Abbotsford, BC May 21 2000. Obituary is in the Whitehorse, Yukon Daily Star but the family seems to have spent plenty of time there post-war.

    Philipsen's father was the harbour master in Yokohama. In 1924, following the great Japanese earthquake of 1923 the family came to Canada. Philipsen joined the RAF in 1936, came to Canada in 1941 under EATS and attended No. 31 EFTS at DeWinton, AB. Mrs Philipsen had lived in the UK three years before the war. Their son was born in Oxford and daughter born in Banff.

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    Default Re: Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipson 37081 RAF

    Gents,

    Thank you, so was he born in Japan, Canada, or England ?

    Chaz

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