Gibbs, Chris Nelson, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Taylorville, IL
Last Address
Taylorville, IL
(Mother~Minnie Gibbs)

Casualty Date
Oct 28, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VF-13 NightcappersUSS Franklin (CV-13)
  1944-1944, 131X, VF-13 Nightcappers
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Enlisted in the Navy Under the V-12 Program age 18 right out of high school3
  Aug 13, 1942, Service Entry Date
  Jan 01, 1944, Commissioned to Ensign
  Oct 28, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action in the Leyte Gulf action. 
Not Specified
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry
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