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Edward B. Tipton
386th Bomb Group, 553rd Bomb Squadron

My grandfather with the plane "Touch O' Texas" and his crew.
My grandfather is farthest to the left, in light colored pants.

Capt. Edward B. Tipton, 1941/42

Biographical information for Captain Edward B. Tipton: Born November 1, 1914 in Mt. Enterprise, TX, raised in Jacksonville, TX.  Three children: two daughters from his 36 year marriage to Gertrude B. Tipton, Patricia Carol Tipton Wilcox and Hilde Kathleen Tipton Lark, and a son, George, from a very early relationship. Captain Tipton served in the 9th Air Force, 386th bomb group, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the EAME Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star. Honorably Discharged in 1945, and went on to a career as an executive with Exxon Mobile. Captain Tipton died in 1976.

Captain and Mrs. Edward B. Tipton
Sonora Texas, 1943 or 1944

My grandfather (lower right, with the big moustache) and a group of men.  These men are
identified as: Sgt. Utter, Cpl. Wolfe, Cpl. Looper, Sgt. Brown and Capt. Dewhurst.

I believe this to be a picture of the B-26 "Touch of Texas" during combat.
He labeled the back of the picture "Combat." ("Touch O' Texas II" Trevor Allen)

Instructor Training School. My grandfather is on 2nd row from bottom, farthest on the right.
(The photograph was taken at No 38 Central Flying School, Trenton, Canada
Royal Canadian Air Force.  Trevor Allen)


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