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Frank W Klibbe

Military

On 27 Jan 1944, while on a test flight, P-47D #42-75694 crashed due to engine failure. RTD.

Service

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    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd. ...

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Marion, IN 46176, USA 30 May 1920
Lived in Anderson, IN, USA 1938
1st Aerial Victory 26 November 1943

1 x Me109

2nd Aerial Victory 30 January 1944

1 x Me109

3rd Aerial Victory 21 February 1944

1 x Me109

4th Aerial Victory 8 March 1944

1 X Me109

5th Aerial Victory 15 March 1944

1 x Fw190
achieves Ace Status

6th and 7th Aerial Victories 8 May 1944

1 x Fw190
1 x Me109

Died Lake County, FL, USA 26 April 2008

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: Sec 604, Site 921

Buried Bushnell, FL 33513, USA 9 May 2008

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: Sec 604, Site 921

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 23:29:13 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events and place associations
Sources

"Zemke's Wolfpack" - Nigel Julian & Peter Randall
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Klibbe&GSfn=Frank&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, 8th AF Losses / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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