COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 2, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – October 24, 2002 (Skaneateles, NY); 78 years old
Married to Doris Andrea Gibb (1932-2007)
One son, David F. Gibb III (1959?-?)
Last local address: 36 High Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on December 8, 1943
Serial number: 6480223
USS Wayne (APA-54) and USS Macon (CA-132)

Born to David F. Gibb Sr. (1894-1968) and Mabel Townsend Middlebrook Gibb (1901-1997). One sister, Nancy Gibb Essington.


Norwalk High School, Class of ’42 yearbook

Norwalk High School Class of ’42; hockey team; front row, 3rd from right. NOTE: In the third row, both William Holmes and Ernest Nevidjon (also Class President) were Killed In Action in World War II.

From The Norwalk Hour January 8, 1945

COXSWAIN D.F. GIBB GETS PURPLE HEART

At a special ceremony held aboard ship in the Pacific recently, Coxswain David F. Gibb Jr., son of Mrs. Howard B. Smith of 36 High Street, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action against the Japanese during the attack on Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, last September. Gibb was wounded while serving as a member of a naval beach party which landed early in the attack on Peleliu, with the assault troops of the First Marine Division. He is also credited with participating in three other major campaigns: the landings on Roi and Namur Islands, in the Kwajalein Atoll; on Guam Island in the Marianas; and on Leyte Island, in the Philippines. Coxswain Gibb has been in the service for about two years.


Burial information is unknown. Please contact the webmaster at mvlc@norwalkct.org if you have additional information. Thank you.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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