1/Lt. Richard G. Gibbs

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Richard G. Gibbs

343rd FS  16 December 1944 - End of War

Assigned Aircraft

P-51K CY-I 44-11676
P-51D CY-Q 44-15314
P-51D CY-S 44-15750 (D. Gibbs)
P-51D CY-Q 44-14175 "Cherry"  (F. Birtciel)

Mission History

42 missions, 192 hours

Mission List

Not Known

Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 03 February 1945  FW-190 destroyed (air) Boizenburg
03 February 1945  Ju-88 destroyed (air) Boizenburg
10 April 1945  He-111 destroyed (ground) Burg
10 April 1945  Ju-87 damaged (ground) Burg
17 April 1945  (2)FW-190 destroyed (air) Kamenz A/F
Notes Known as 'Dick'
Home of record was Nantucket, Massachusetts.
ASN - 0-825425
Lt. Gibbs' call sign was Tudor 43.
16th December 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron as a 2/Lt.
06th February 1945 - Crash landed at Pomarede in France (SW of Toulouse on a grass airstrip) in CY-I, as he was low on gas.
Lt. Gibbs was promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant in March/April 1945
29th May 1945 - Bailed out of from P-51D5 CY-? 44-14040, 1 mile West of
Halesworth, England.
Additional Photos (L-R) Lt. Gibbs and Lt. Fisher (F. Birtciel)

Report card from East Suffolk Police, recording details of Lt. Gibbs' crash on the 29th May 1945 (Courtesy of the Suffolk Records Office)

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