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)
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.)