P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "G"
Scott P. Gerhardt
also participated in the D-Day practice invasion in early May, 1944, which enabled him
to become a member of "Whitton's Wollopers Bombing College." After successfully
completing his tour of operations against
"Hitler's Hotshots" (30 missions in a Fortress), he became eligible to return to God's Country.
Received RTU training P-47's Dale
Mabry, Florida, transferred to ETO May
1944. Joined 373rd Fighter Group, 411th
Fighter Squadron, 9th Air Force, Hastings,
England just prior to D-Day. In the next 11
months, flew 87 missions with 411th and
returned to Zone of Interior just after Allies
crossed the Rhine River.
James Dunbar Gibson
B>JAMES DUNBAR GIBSON, born
Vicksburg, Mississippi - March 26, 1923.
High School - Walbridge, Ohio 1941 -
University of Toledo, Ohio 1948. Royal
Canadian Air Force July 10, 1941 until
1942. USAAF 1942.1946. Reserve and
National Guard of Ohio until 1950.
UNITS: R.C.A.F. - #21 E.F.T.S. Chatahn, New Brunswick (Finch Fleet II); #9
S.F . T .S. Summerside, Prince Edward Island
(Harvard). USAAF - Aviation Cadet Program Class 43-J Maxwell Field Pre-Flight.....
Jerry C. Gibson
Following fighter transition in P-40's, and
aerial gunnery training, he checked out in
the P-47 at Bruning, Nebraska. He continued fighter training in the P-47 at Abilene,
Texas before transferring to the European
Theatre of operations in February, 1945.
After arrival in England, he was assigned to
the 405th Fighter Group, 509th Fighter
Squadron which was based at that time near
He flew 17 sorties
providing ground support for the U.S. Third
Army as it advanced through Germany.
Charles E. Gilbert II
FIGHTER AIRCRAFT FLOWN: include
Hurricane, P-38, P-39, P-47, razorback,
bubble and P-47 N, P-51H, F-84, F-94A and
C, F-89 D and J. Total Hours: 3500. Enemy
Aircraft Shot down: Two ME 109's.
Citations: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, One Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal,
Eight Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit
Citation, MTO Ribbon, five Battle Stars. As
Commanding Officer of the 346th Fighter
Squadron, I submitted the name of Lt. Raymond Knight, posthumously, for the Congressional Medal of Honor. It was awarded to
J. Alfred Gill
assigned to Westover Air Base, Mass. for
training in P-47, then assigned to the 362
Fighter Group, 379th Squadron for OTU.
From here the group was transferred to
Wormingsford England in Oct. 1943, 8th
Air Force. Then in March 1944 assigned to
the 9th Air Force. Left the 362nd Group
August 1944 and assigned to the 100th
Fighter Wing in France. While overseas met
and married present wife Joan Arnold Gill,
from the Royal Air Force in Oct. 1944.
Norman Delos Gillmore
Military service with 5th Air Force, 310th
Fighter Squadron in Asiatic/Pacific Theater. 113 combat missions in P-47 and
(ground support and reconnaissance). Two
forced landings in friendly territory (fuel/ oil
depletion). Awarded Air Medal and later
promoted to Captain (Air Force Reserves).
Flew C-46's in Reserves. The "Jug" (P-47)
carried me through trees as well as into jungle
clearings during forced landings. It was an
exceedingly rugged bird - one of the reasons
I'm still around.
Chaz (or Chez) Glowczynski
Chaz (or Chez) Glowczynski flew with the 390th FS from December 44 through the end of the war. Chaz was detailed to the 390th as an observer for the Polish Air Force to learn ground attack techniques. My impression is he was to be an observer only, but according to his flight logs and reports he flew on 23 missions.
Robert B. Goff
After training, assigned to the 390th
Fighter Squadron of the 366 group then
stationed in England. Flew eighty-five combat missions mostly ground support from
various bases throughout Western Europe.
Was shot down during St. Lo break through
and managed to land in the second floor of a
brick house near Ahken Germany.
Harry L. Gogan
1942 he left to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Alabama and subsequently enlisted as an Aviation Cadet,
graduating in the Class of 44-A. After training in P-40s and P-47s with the 321st Squadron in North Carolina, he was assigned
to the 57th Fighter Group, 66th Fighter
He flew 49 missions through
December 1944 when he was shot down over
Rovereto, Italy and captured.
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