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Dibble James P

Name:
James P Dibble
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-733844
Unit:
94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group
Date of Death:
1943-09-09
State:
Michigan
Cemetery:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Middleville, Barry Count
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James P Dibble 1st Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, 12th United States Air force Born: 11/3/1921 Died: 9/9/1943 From: Michigan, USAPer Missing Aircraft Report (MACR) 693, on September 9, 1943 1st Lieutenant James P. Dibble led a group of P-38 “Lightning” fighters flying out of Dittiano Airbase, Sicily on a mission to “patrol and strafe” south of Salerno, Italy in preparation for the Salerno landings (Operation Avalanche). Dibble’s group attacked a convoy of approximately 400 German vehicles and during strafing run, 1st LT Dibble’s P-38 (Serial Number 42- 13411) was hit and he bailed out. 1st LT Dibble landed near his downed aircraft and was killed by the enemy. References: USAF Serial Number Report: http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=42-13501&content= Utube Video about the Dibble Family locating the crash site and the town unveiling the monument; “ WWII Lost and Found P-38 James P Dibble”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5xBv8zSe84 Honor Roll 1st Fighter Group 1941- APR 45: http://raf-112-squadron.org/1stfghonor_roll.html