Cpl. Roman J. Sibilski

Waist Gunner

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

Inducted: 1 Jun 1943    Entered Active Service: 15 Jun 1943

Flexible Gunnery Training (6 weeks) - Harlingen, Texas

Departure to Theater: 28 Jun 1944    Arrived: 9 Jul 1944

Departed for USA: 7 Dec 1945    Arrived: 5 Jan 1946

Battles and Campaigns: India-Burma, Central Burma, China

Victory Medal    American Theater Ribbon

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/3 Bronze Battle Stars    3 Overseas Service Bars

Good Conduct Medal

493rd Bomb Squadron Mission Timeline:

26 Jan 1943 - 10 Jun 1944, Combat in CBI
20 Jun 1944 - 30 Sep 1944, Gasoline Haul to China
19 Oct 1944 - 03 Jul 1945, Combat in CBI
17 Dec 1944 - 26 Jan 1945, Detached Service at Luliang
Jun 1945 - Sep 1945, Leaflet drops in Thailand




During some down time in India during WWII, Roman got
the chance to visit the Maharajah's summer home.


Biloxi, Mississippi

(Images/Info Courtesy of Mark Synovitz)

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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