Polk County

Red Cross
Margaret (Peggy) Hippee


Five Des Moines Red Cross workers have arrived safely in England. They are Mary E. Breese, Eva R. Johnson, Margaret M. Hippee, Alice H. Gould and Harry F. Kastrup.

Mary Breese, staff aide is a former art and English instructor at Roosevelt High school. Eva Johnson, assistant program director, is a graduate of Drake university. Margaret Hippee, daughter of Mrs R.E. Hippee, 3225 John Lynde road, is a staff assistant. She is a graduate of Drake university and was formerly copywriter for Collidge Advertising Co., and travel editor for the Register and Tribune Co.

Alice Gould, staff assistant, is the daughter of Col. John H. Gould, 431 Twenty-eighth st. Harry F. Kastrup, formerly of 570 Fifteenth st, is a field director. For 10 years he practiced law in Des Moines. He was attorney for the poor and director of relief and administration in Des Moines.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, March 15, 1944 (individual photos included with this news article)


After D-Day arrives, Peggy Hippee (center) now in England, as one of the crew of an American Red Cross clubmobile, will accompany an infantry unit on he invasion of the continent. She is the daughter of Mrs. Easton Hippee, 3225 John Lynde road, and a member of the Des Moines Junior League. With her are Helen Potter (left), New York, N.Y. and Gretchen R. Yoffa, Brookline, Mass.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, June 5, 1944 (group photo included)

A Salvage Task For Peggy Hippee

Margaret (Peggy) Hippee, Red Cross overseas worker from Des Moines, is one of five Red Cross "doughnut crew" members assigned to the job of salvaging clubmobile equipment behind new American lines after the recent Nazi breakthrough in Belgium.

According to an Associated Press dispatch, Miss Hippee and four others stayed behind at a town to salvage equipment while another group went to Paris headquarters to obtain new supplies.

Miss Hippee is the daughter of Mrs R.E. Hippee, 3225 John Lynde road, who said she has not had a letter from Margaret since the breakthrough.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, January 5, 1945 (photo included)