SSgt. Everett W. Lipe, ASN 36690532

Tail Gunner - Carroll Norris Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Entered Service: 8 Sep 1943   Separation: 27 oct 45

37 Combat Missions

Air Medal w/OLC   Good Conduct Medal

American Campaign Medal   World War II Victory Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon   2 Overseas Bars

(Images/Info Courtesy of Everett W. Lipe)


Norris Crew, #359-10

Front, L-R: 1Lt. Leo Eatman (N), 2Lt. Carroll C. Norris (P)
Lt. Myron E. Starks (B), Lt. Robert E. Decius (CP)

Back, L-R: Sgt. Henry Meier (WG), SSgt. Everett W. Lipe (TG), Sgt. James S. Cook (RO-G)
Cpl. Raymond F. Fortier (E-G), SSgt. Vernon Agness (BT), Pfc. John L. Lanigan (NG)



Front, L-R: Leo Eatman, Everett Lipe
Back, L-R: Hank Meier, Vernon Agness, Myles Starks

Record of Bombing Missions, Crew #359-10

1944
November 6 - Sea search for B-29, Bay of Bengal (10:25 hours)
December 19 - Over the Hump, Pandaveswar to Luliang, China (7:30)
December 23 - Luliang to Suichwan, Gas haul (10:40)
December 26 - Luliang to Suichwan, Gas haul (10:55)

1945
January 6 - Over the Hump, Luliang to Pandaveswar, Gas pump exploded (7:15)
January 8 - Bombing mission (14:30)
January 16 - Pandaveswar to Mingaladon Airfield, Rangoon Burma (10:30)
January 21 - Pandaveswar to Ramree Island, invasion support, Japs gone (8:10)
January 23 - Bombing mission (13:45)
February 21 - Bombing mission (11:35)
February 23 - Bombing mission (13:00)
February 25 - Pandaveswar to French Indo-China, low level mission on R.R. yard (12:20)
February 28 - Pandaveswar to Mingaladon Airfield, Rangoon Burma (10:10)
March 3 - Bombing mission (13:30)
March 5 - Bombing mission (13:25)
March 13 - Lost left inboard engine. Salvoed bombs into Bay of Bengal. Landed at an airfield in southern India. (12:30)
March 17 - Pandaveswar to Malayan Peninsula. Double bridges. Crash landed at Chittagong, India. We were low on fuel.
March 24 - Bombing mission (13:30)
March 31 - Bombing mission (13:40)
April 4 - Bombing mission (8:55)
April 19 - Bombing mission (11:10)
April 21 - Bombing mission (8:55)
April 27 - Bombing mission, a 493rd plane crashed on take-off (11:10)
May 2 - Bombing mission (10:20)
May 31 - The end. To Tezpur, India on the way home.

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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