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John H Gibson


Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group from 29-Mar-1944 to 15-Aug-1944. Flew 35 combat missions.

Silver Star w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ Croix de Guerre w/ palm/ Commendation Medal/ Presidential Citation w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster/ European Defense Medal w/ 3 Bronze Stars/ American Defense Medal w/ 1 Bronze Star/ WW II Victory Medal


Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 23:26:30 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, unit associations and place associations

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:08 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self