Johnny Hipps was born in 1925 in North Carolina, the son of Claude Hampton Hipps and Sue Ethel Watkins.
Johnny or Johnie Hipps is buried at the Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France, A, 15, 3
The Greeneville Sun, December 12, 1944
Pvt Johnnie Hipps, aged 19, was killed in France on July 30th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Hipps of Mosheim and was in the Infantry. He had been in the service since February 14, 1943 and has been in foreign service nine months. A letter received from his Chaplain said his body was laid to rest in an American cemetery in France. He had three brother in the service and serving overseas. They are Claude J. Jr. and Mack in the European Theatre and Jack in the South Pacific.
- Rank: Private
- Date of death: 30 July 1944
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Mosheim
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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