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Histories of The Individuals Who Served


David French Gibson 

World War II - U. S. Army Air Corps



David F. Gibson
August 18, 1920 - August 6, 1974

Staff Sergeant - Army Air Corps
World War II
 306 Heavy
 B-17 Bomber, 
Group Regiment Commands Systems
burial: Volk Family Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin

B-17 Flying Fortress used by the 306 Heavy Bomber Group

(1944 news article and photo researched and contributed by: Dean Schaal from his mother's wartime scrapbook)

News Article 
1944
Chances Seem Good
Sgt. Gibson Is Safe

Special in Press-Gazette

OCONTO FALLS, Wis - Encouraging news about S/Sgt. David Gibson has been received by his wife at Oconto Falls, in a letter stating that three of the crew parachuted to safety and that the plane, although badly riddled with flak, was under control and apparently made a safe landing.
    Sgt. Gibson has been reported missing in action over France since the middle of June, and the letter raises hopes that the young man is safe as a prisoner of war or with French patriots. Mrs. Gibson received the letter from a airman in another plane. Sgt. Gibson entered the service Jan. 7, 1842, and has been oversees for about three months.

(Notes: Serial Number: 16056912 - Captured June 6, 1944 as a prisoner of war by Germany in the European Theater, France. Liberated in 1945.)


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