The Search for Answers
Jim and Ted Dibble wanted to know more about their uncle James' death. Through tireless research and relentless dedication, they were able to get a posthmous Distinguished Flying Cross awarded, find his crash site and make sure no one ever forgets James' sacrifice.
Seen here is a brief summary of their efforts. Be sure to go to the full collection to see more.
Be sure to browse through the entire exhibit as well which highlights the entire collection and includes dozens of letters, mission reports from 1943, personal accounts of air battles, the Dibble family's search for answers and so much more.
All content in this exhibit was donated to the Hastings Public Library by Jim Dibble, nephew of fighter pilot James P. Dibble. We are proud to display it for others to learn of James' sacrifice, the one so many men and women made in World War II.