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NashvilleNews_1876-09-29.pdf.pdf

Nashville News Published 1876

Nashville News Published 1876. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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James, Bill and their father James at the family farm

James (left), Bill (right) and their father James (center) at the family farm.

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Pilot Jack Pettus

Pilot Jack Pettus

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Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, July 1 to July 3, 1943

Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, July 1 to July 3, 1943.

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Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, September 4, 1943

Mission Report for the 94th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, September 4, 1943.

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Jim Dibble's account of his uncle James Dibble's life and the search for answers into the details of his death

Jim Dibble's account of his uncle James Dibble's life and the search for answers into the details of his death.

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Letter from James at Luke Field, AZ during advanced training to his parents with news of his pending marriage, 1942-10-15

Letter from James at Luke Field, AZ during advanced training to his parents with news of his pending marriage.

HastingsBanner_1888-01-04.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1888

Hastings Banner Published 1888. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter from James in Chicago, IL to his parents, Early February 1942

Letter from James in Chicago, IL to his parents.

HastingsBanner_1968-01-04.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1968

Hastings Banner Published 1968. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Example of a Ryan PT-22 James Dibble trained on.

Example of a Ryan PZ-22 James Dibble trained on. This was the primary training plane.

HastingsBanner_1983-01-06.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1983

Hastings Banner Published 1983. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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The Dibble family at Barlow Lake

The Dibble family at Barlow Lake. Mother Estella (standing), brother Bob (kneeling), brother Bill (left), James (right), and father James (on the…

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James Dibble at the Fleischmann Lab, NY

James Dibble (standing, left) at the Fleischmann Lab where he was sent from Chicago for training in yeast.

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Librarian Barb Schondelmayer (Furrow)

Photograph of head librarian Barb Furrow, 1984-2007.

HastingsBanner_1913-01-02.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1913

Hastings Banner Published 1913. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_1916-11-09.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1916

Hastings Banner Published 1916. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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James Dibble's Flight Trainee Exam for the P-38 Aircraft with Allison engines, 1942-12-21

James Dibble's Flight Trainee Exam for the P-38 Aircraft with Allison engines, 1942-12-21. Includes a required drawing from memory of the cockpit…

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Newspaper clipping announcing James will soon be a pilot

Newspaper clipping announcing James will soon be a pilot.

NashvilleNews_1921-01-06.pdf

Nashville News Published 1921

Nashville News Published 1921. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky), 1943-05-22

Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky).

HastingsBanner_1860-01-05.pdf

Republican (Hastings) Banner Published 1860

Republican (Hastings Banner) Published 1860. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or…

HastingsBanner_1945-01-04.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1945

Hastings Banner Published 1945. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter from Brigadier General Michael E. Ryan to Jim Dibble regarding James Dibble's monument dedication ceremony

Letter from Brigadier General Michael E. Ryan to Jim Dibble regarding James Dibble's monument dedication ceremony.

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Pilot Capt. McCann just landed his P-38 "Lady Beverly"

Pilot Capt. Charlie McCann just landed his P-38 "Lady Beverly". Crew chief Pillard is kneeling by the cockpit.

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Photo of a boot heel found at the crash site

Photo of a boot heel, bottom, found at the crash site. It is USA made and most likely belonged to James Dibble.

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Letter from Maxine in Phoenix, AZ, to James' parents, 1942-12-02

Letter from Maxine in Phoenix, AZ, to James' parents

HastingsBanner_1950-01-05.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1950

Hastings Banner Published 1950. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

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Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky), 1943-03-21

Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky).

HastingsBanner_1936-01-02.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1936

Hastings Banner Published 1936. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_2015-01-01.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 2015

Hastings Banner Published 2015. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note some newspaper files are very large and may take some time to…

NashvilleNews_1882-01-07.pdf

Nashville News Published 1882

Nashville News Published 1882. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Three Library Directors

The three most recent HPL Directors. Left to right are Evelyn Holzwarth (2007 - 2015), Laura Ortiz (2015 - 2017) and Peggy Hemerling (2017 - present)

HastingsHerald_1907-01-03.pdf

Hastings Herald Published 1907

Hastings Herald published 1907. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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Letter from Jim Dibble to John Arndt, American Consul in Naples, Italy

Letter from Jim Dibble to John Arndt, American Consul in Naples, Italy.

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Article written by Stan Wojcik and published in the 1st Fighter News recounting the day James Dibble was shot down and Stan's time as a POW

Article written by Stan Wojcik and published in the 1st Fighter News recounting the day James Dibble was shot down and Stan's time as a POW.

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Letter from James in Chico, CA during basic training to his mother, 1942-07-28

Letter from James in Chico, CA during basic training to his mother.

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Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky), 1943-07-28

Letter from James in North Africa to his wife Maxine (Micky). He tells her here about being recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Letter from James at Muroc Air Force base (now Edwards), CA to his parents, 1943-01-16

Letter from James at Muroc Air Force base (now Edwards), CA to his parents.

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Letter from James in Santa Ana, CA during primary training to his mother, 1942-04

Letter from James in Santa Ana, CA during primary training to his mother.

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Proposed Citation for the 1st Fighter Group including the 94th Air Squadron

Proposed Citation for the 1st Fighter Group including the 94th Air Squadron.

HastingsBanner_1938-01-06.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1938

Hastings Banner Published 1938. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing. Note…

HastingsBanner_1875-01-06.pdf

Hastings Banner Published 1875

Hastings Banner Published 1875. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.Note…

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Email from Jack Pettus mentioning James Dibble on the morning of August 30, 1943

Email from Jack Pettus mentioning James Dibble on the morning of August 30, 1943

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Notes from Pilot Capt. Charlie McCann on the photo of him flying his P-38 "Lady Beverly"

Notes from Pilot Capt. Charlie McCann on the photo of him flying his P-38 "Lady Beverly"

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The crash site in Padula, Italy.

The crash site in Padula, Italy.

HastingsBanner_1861-01-03.pdf

Republican (Hastings) Banner Published 1861

Republican (Hastings) Banner Published 1861. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or…

NashvilleNews_1878-01-05.pdf.pdf

Nashville News Published 1878

Nashville News Published 1878. PDFs were created from microfilm and may have readability issues. Specific issues may be incomplete or missing.

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James Dibble and his brother Bill with their older brother Bob at Barlow Lake

James Dibble (left) and his brother Bill with their older brother Bob at Barlow Lake, west of Hastings, Michigan.

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The story of August 30, 1943, titled "The Day of Armageddon" by Jim Dibble; an account of the air battle that earned his uncle James Dibble the Distinguished Flying Cross

The story of August 30, 1943, titled "The Day of Armageddon" by Jim Dibble; an account of the air battle that earned his uncle James Dibble the…