Dibb, Robert Allan Murray, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) Inyokern
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Inyokern, CA

Date of Passing
Aug 29, 1944
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Whispering Pines, Map 3, Lot 1244, Space 2

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert A. Dibb, after whom Dibb Road on NAWC China Lake is named, was killed when a five-inch AR rocket with a dummy head, fired for a rocket night calibration, ricocheted 500 feet into the air and took off one wing of his F6F-5 Hellcat (BuNo 58818.)  He pulled out at 600 feet, and the rocket body struck him from above, carrying away the right wing hinge fitting, causing the right wing to come off.  Lt. Dibb was an ace with 7 aerial victories.

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To view the Navy Cross citation, click on the Navy Cross ribbon in the Ribbon Bar.
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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.VF-3 TomcattersUSS Yorktown (CV-5)
Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) Inyokern
  1941-1941, 139X, Naval Flight School
  1941-1941, 131X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1942-1942, 131X, VF-3 Tomcatters
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1944-1944, 131X, Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) Inyokern
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
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