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Citation for the Air Medal

RILEY J. SIPE, K-1000018, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Corps, Army of the United States. For meritorious achievement in aerial flight for the period 19 May 1941 to 1 September 1945. Colonel Sipe pioneered in the surveying of aerial routes in Alaska which made possible the delivery of aid to the Aleutians in the early months of the war. The high standards of accuracy which Colonel Sipe displayed in developing improved maps and charts and in actual aerial navigation materially aided the prosecution of the war effort in Alaska and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

(This was a certified copy with no indication of the citing organization although he was attached to the Army Cold Weather Testing Detachment at AAB, Watertown, S.D.)






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