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Charles L. Gibson

Military

After the war Charlie married Antonetta Antonacci. He and Antonetta enjoyed traveling to Europe and across the USA as well as skiing in Vermont while visiting their second home, a Chalet, which Charlie built himself. Charlie was employed as a research analyst of combustion engineering for the Pratt & Whitney Aerothermal Fluids Group designing and validating gas turbine aerothermal designs for commercial, military, industrial, and APU gas turbine engines. His responsibilities included the design and analysis of the core flowpath, internal air system, thermo acoustic coupling, combustion dynamics and cases & frames. Validation of designs including engine test support and ensuring the reliability and performance in the field.

Service

People

  • Thomas Czapko

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    One of the original cadre of pilots for the 466th BG Led his crew to a successful completion of a 30 mission tour.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
466th BG Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 22 March 1944 – 8 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 03:06:37 466thHistorian Changes to suffix and aircraft associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 73

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2018 23:36:29 alw Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname and biography
Sources

Ancestry,com

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2014 21:20:37 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345

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