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James P. Dibble: Combat!

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James P. Dibble: Combat!


James spent his combat time based out of North Africa and helped clear the way for the eventual invasion of Italy in 1943.

He was a member of the 94th Air Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, and flew the famous twin-engined P-38. Learn more about the P-38 at:

Don't miss the section titled Day of Armageddon recapping the events of August 30, 1943. This air battle over Italy ultimately earned James the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was lucky to survive - many pilots made the ultimate sacrifice.

See photos, letters, mission reports and more about James' time spent in combat over Africa and Italy in 1942 and 1943.

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