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42-76179

P-47 Thunderbolt

Name from Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Klibbe was a player in 1938.

Service

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Bailey

    Military | Corporal | Asst Crew chief | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ast C/C for Frank W. Klibbe and P-47D 42-76179 'Little Chief'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Gormley

    Military | Corporal | Armourer | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Armourer for Frank W. Klibbe and P-47D 42-76179 'Little Chief'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Klibbe

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. On 27-Jan-44, while on a test flight, P-47D 42-75694 crashed due to engine failure. RTD. ETD Awards: LOM, DFC (2OLC), AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Peter Meder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief for Frank W. Klibbe and P-47D 42-76179 'Little Chief'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 11:15:23 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Listed under 56th FG aircraft at Little Friends website http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=klibbe&Submit=Search

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