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William C Sipes Jr


Commanding Officer 526th Bombardment Squadron,379th Bombardment Group from 29 May 1943 to April 1944.
Operations Officer 379th Bombardment Group from April 1944 to October 1944.
Operations Officer 41st Combat Bombardment wing from 26 October 1944 to April 1945.
Commanding Officer 303rd Bomb Group from 19-Apr-45 to 11-Jun-45.

DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Yuma, Arizona 16 May 1919


Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 19:18:26 bombercommand Changes to biography

2017-07-09 Information from duplicate AAM File was consolidated in this file.

Biographical Directory of the Eighth Air Force (Command and Staff Officers), Russell Strong

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 20:23:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards and place associations

Lee Cunningham 11-Nov-2014. CO data:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45,