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Fitzgibbons David Richard

Monuments

B24 crash

Name:
David Richard Fitzgibbons
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-695593
Unit:
786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1996-07-16
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, New York
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal
Comments:

Born 24 March 1924 From Beacon, New York Bombardier of the B-24 Liberator 41-29371 “Crippled Bitch” that took off from Station 120 Attlebridge in Norfolk, UK on a mission to bomb the airfield at Bretigny-sur-Orge in France. The plane was hit by flak before it had released its bombs. The flaming plane was partially evacuated before it disintegrated in an in-flight explosion at 20,000 feet at around 7:30 pm. Fitzgibbons was taken as a POW to Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12. He was then married to Roberta Fitzgibbons (1926-2005)