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Lieutenant Frank Klibbe of the 56th Fighter Group flanked by two members of ground crew, standing in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. Handwritten on slide:"F. Klibbe 5/44 Klibbe"



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...


  • Frank Klibbe

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    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.


  • 42-76179 Little Chief

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Name from Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Klibbe was a player in 1938.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:40:39 AAM AAM ingest

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