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Clinton Peter Sipe Jr

Military

Clinton Sipe grew up in Osceola, Pennsylvania and studied at the Osceola High School, graduating in 1932. He went to the Pittsburgh University to pursue his studies and graduated in Business Administration. After a stint working in the traffic department of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Pittsburgh where his father was Superintendent of track, Clinton enlisted in the Air Corps in November 1941 and was sent to Pine Bluff, Arkansas then to Okmulgee, Oklahoma where he received his Glider Pilot's wings. He was transferred to various AAF bases in Texas (Randolph Field, Amarillo and Lubeck, where he was a Link Trainer instructor.) He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt at Sloan Field, Midland, Texas. Sent to England, he served in the 93rd Bomb Group over Western Europe. When the Group was moved to North Africa in support of Allied troops fighting the Germans and Italians there, he flew many missions as a B-24 Bombardier. Wounded during a mission to Sicily on 12 July 1943, Lt Clinton Sipe died in Malta on 18 July from his wounds.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Osceola, Pennsylvania, United States 4 November 1914

the son of Clinton Peter (Sr) and Kathryn (Jones) Sipe

Lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 1941
Enlisted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 3 November 1941

in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet

Wounded In Action (WIA) 12 July 1943

during a mission to Sicily

Died Malta 18 July 1943

Died from wounds

Buried Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2016 10:59:02 ED-BB Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII Casualties Pennsylvania
"The Pittsburgh Press", 26 July 1943

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 503, WWII Memorial

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