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Ernest C Fiebelkorn


credited with destroying 9 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, 1 damaged & 2 enemy aircraft on the ground while strafing enemy airfields.

AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, SS

7 Me109, 1/1/2 FW190, 1/2 Me262, 2 Ju88

In Memoriam

'Capt Ernest Fiebelkorn, 1st American Pilot Killed in Korea, June 1950.'
Remembered by Stephen Trynosky, Fair Lawn, NJ



  • James Morris

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    James Morris was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1920. He enlisted in the Air Corps in 1942 and flew 72 missions with the 77th FS 20th FG (7.33 victories). He was shot down by a ME-410 near Leipzig, Germany on 7 July 44 in P-38J s/n #43-28397 and was...

  • Nicholas Trynosky

    Military | Sergeant | Ground Crew; Assistant Crew Chief | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Served in ETO 1943-1945. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Barney Yanchitis

    Military | Sergeant | Armament | 20th Fighter Group

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Units served with



Event Location Date
Born Pontiac, MI, USA 12 December 1922
Enlisted 21 May 1942
Entered Air Cadet Program USAAF 8 November 1942
Commissioned at Second Lieutenant Williams Army Air Field, Arizona 30 August 1943
Based Kings Cliffe January 1944 – December 1944
Returned to Active Duty Mitchel Field, NY 2 December 1947 – December 1948

flying with the 2nd Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group

Assigned Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato, CA 94949, USA December 1948 – February 1949

82nd Fighter Squadron

Assigned Naha Air Base, Japan April 1949

4th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, Flying F-82 Twin Mustang.

Died Korea 6 July 1950

Killed in Action, Korean War

Buried 1953


Date Contributor Update
17 February 2018 19:35:51 Nomad20th Changes to highest rank

Historian 20th Fighter Wing Association. 20th Fighter Group History Report

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 12:52:16 Emily Changes to biography, memoriam and events

Stephen Trynosky, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Page at Veteran Tributes

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 12:38:21 Lucy May Changes to service number, unit associations and media associations

Combined two records for Ernest C Fiebelkorn. This record now includes unit associations from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 12:27:55 Emily Changes to person associations

Associated Ground Crewmen, based on American Air Museum correspondence with Stephen Trynosky, son of Sgt Nicholas Trynosky

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition