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Sgt James Leroy Libby
Birth: Mar. 15, 1920
Leeds
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1944, Panama

US Army Air Forces
World War II

On November 27, 1944, James Scott Hamilton and James Libby boarded a Beech C-45 Expeditor piloted by First Lieutenant David Davila . The three took off for what was to be a relatively short flight to another air base. As they attempted to fly through a thunderstorm, the plane's instruments failed, and they plummeted into the Panamanian forest, dying instantly. To look for the downed aircraft, the Army Air Corps deployed an average of fifteen aircraft simultaneously in the air from sunrise to sunset over two days, totaling more than five hundred hours in flight. But they were unable to locate the missing plane. Finally, the wreck was found by natives on December 1 near La Joya.

Parents: Herbert and Hortense (Emmons) Libby
Wife: Mabel (Foster) Libby
Siblings: Raymond Libby and Ida (Libby) Foster
Grandmother: Hortense (Libby) Wessenger
Uncles: Louis and Avon Libby 
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 81, Site 229
 
Created by: Sue Warner
Record added: May 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19390730
Sgt James Leroy Libby
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Sgt James Leroy Libby
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