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John W. Nipper Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2791

This folder contains the transcript of an interview with John W. Nipper, dated April 6, 2001, conducted in Knoxville, Tennessee by G. Kurt Piehler and Jim Morris of the Veteran's Oral History Project. Nipper discusses his childhood in Knoxville and his experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot during World War II.

Dates

  • 2001 April 6

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This folder contains the transcript of an interview with John W. Nipper, dated April 6, 2001, conducted in Knoxville, Tennessee by G. Kurt Piehler and Jim Morris of the Veteran's Oral History Project. Nipper discusses his childhood in Knoxville and his experiences as a P-47 fighter pilot during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Nipper was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on September, 16 1924. His father was a machinist for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), and his mother was a music teacher. In September of 1942, Nipper entered the University of Tennessee to study engineering. Anticipating the draft, Nipper joined the Air Force -- "The best thing for me to do is to join what branch of the service I'd like to be in."

After training stateside, Nipper was shipped overseas where he served in the 371st Fighter Group as a P-47 fighter bomber. After leaving the army, Nipper worked for Dupont as an engineer; and, later, went to into sales eventually opening his own kitchen planning business. John W. Nipper died on September 30th, 2019 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480