Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski

Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski

Birth
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 31 Jan 2002 (aged 83)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section 14; Plot 724
Memorial ID 6521925 · View Source
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United States Fighter Ace. Known for many years as "America's Greatest Living Ace, he shot down 37 enemy aircraft in both World War II and the Korea War. Shot down over Europe during World War II, he spent eight months in a German Prisoner of War camp. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and an airport in Westhampton Beach, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, bears his name.


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FRANCIS S
GABRESKI
COL
US AIR FORCE
WWII KOREA
JAN 28 1919
JAN 31 2002
FIGHTER ACE
DEVOTED HUSBAND
AND FATHER


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6521925
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski (28 Jan 1919–31 Jan 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6521925, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .