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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if there was any action with code name Kipper?
    According to one account of the ex-RAF pilot it was code name of patrols over the North Sea against attacking Ju88s.

    Any information much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Was the pilot Coastal Command as Kipper Kite was the name used for flights protecting fishing boats

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    Amrit,

    thanks but as I know he was a fighter pilots flying Hurricanes. I have no more info about him yet.

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    Hello Pavel,

    As far as I know Kipper was a codename of the German battle ship Tirpitz. At least I've a few references to Kipper in January 1941 when Wilhelmshaven was the target and the Tirpitz was docked there.

    Best regards,
    Hans Nauta
    Last edited by Hans Nauta; 8th November 2008 at 12:15. Reason: More specific info

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    Hi,
    From "The Hampden File"
    "The codename 'Gardening' was given to the minelaying operations and the mines were referred to as 'Vegetables' which were planted in areas at first identified by the names of vegitables and flowers, to which the names of fish and shrubs were later added.
    Some of the first areas to be mined bore such names as 'Yams' (North Heligoland); 'Daffodils' (Baltic Sound); 'Quince' (Kiel Bay); and 'Eglantine' ( Elbe Estuary). Over sixty such code names were eventually in use".

    However my own thoughts of "Kipper" are (and I cannot recall from where I got it) that this "Kipper" refered to early morning patrol's to search out U-Boats before they dived after charging batteries over night. The small aircraft would then report back to allow larger Mine/Bomb carring aircraft to come in over the U-Boat and bomb it.

    Then again I could be completely wrong on this.

    All for now
    Alex

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    Thanks a lot for your posts chaps.

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