1945 Wilbur Hippensteel (Sgt)
armament training at Lowry Field. SSgt. Wilbur L. Hippensteel, son of William Hippensteel, Eliz - abethtown, and his fellow mechanics mechanics last month repaired the largest number of rubber life saving devices recorded since the Air Service Command began op erations in England. Before entering the Army Air Forces, in June, 1943, Sgt. Hippen steel was employed at the Middle - town Air Depot. Sgt. Hippensteel is the husband of the former Miss Violet Mr Gonieal. Newville. His brother SSgt. William C. Hippensteel is also serving in the Army.