Earl Cain Gibson

Military

Object Number - UPL 53141 - T/Sgt Earl C. Gibson:- Air medal award card. 401BG.

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ditched into the channel and was rescued. RTD. Don Currie crew. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-348319
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Commanding Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bonnie Donnie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Shape
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Baby Lu III, Miss Manookie
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 401st Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Science Hill, KY 1922-02-03 Son of Charles V and Mary Elizabeth [Isaacs] Gibson.

Buried

2001-03-20 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia

Died

Portsmouth, VA 2001-03-07

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

1941-12-17

Enlisted

1945-10-23 Enlisted USAF.

Other

Discharged USAAF

Honourable discharge.

Other

Discharged USAF

1961-12-31 Honourable discharge.

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