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Ed Leibolt
trickymicky52
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Sorry not to have posted remembrance for Ed on the 25th Feb ( my birthday ) had just lost my mother but still in my thoughts Ed Leibolt !
Has anyone information about Ed? His character etc?
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Ed Leibolt
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The recently released 1940 Census (of April '40) shows Ed Leibolt amongst the many Flying Cadets at Randolph Field, Texas (San Antonio). 

Upon further examination, at least 16 of the Flying Cadets at Randolph and Kelly Fields would be recruited into the American Volunteer Group (AVG).

R.T. Smith's book Tale of a Tiger has information about Ed and my cousin, Maax Hammer.  They were both Army P-40 pilots who had "served in the same pursuit squadron somewhere back east".

Robert M. Smith's book With Chennault in China shows Leibolt in a photo of pilots on page 75.


Edited by aaatripp : June 5, 2012, 8:25 am

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Ed Leibolt
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Thank you, that\'s most helpful
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Ed Leibolt
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Remembering Ed Leibolt

Another year Ed

MIA. But never forgotten

25th February
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Ed Leibolt
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Flying Tigers are never forgotten !
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Ed Leibolt, MIA 25th February 1942, remember Ed
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Remembering Ed Leibolt

Nearly another year Ed

MIA. But never forgotten

25th February 1942


Edited by trickymicky52 : February 24, 2014, 12:35 am
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Ed Leibolt
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Lost, but never forgotten.
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Ed Leibolt
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Thanks for the reminder Ed. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
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Remembering;        Ed Leibolt      MIA  Feb. 25 1942
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Ed Leibolt
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Widow of AVG pilot J. R. Rossi
So sad ....especially to never know what happened.
Beautiful young men cut down in their prime.
War.... we all hate it.
Civilized people that is.
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Ed Leibolt
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Remembering Ed. Nearly the 25th once again!

Always in my thoughts.....
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Remembering    Ed Leibolt,    MIA  Feb 25,1942
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Ed Leibolt
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Thanks for the memory.
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Ed Leibolt
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cousin of Maax C. Hammer, Jr., AVG 22Sep41 RIP
Thanks for remembering Ed Leibolt, 1st Squadron "Adam & Eves" pilot lost 26 Feb 1942 near Rangoon.  Ed was a pilot in the Army Air Corps who shipped out to Burma on 24 July 1941 aboard the Bloemfontein (total of 28 AVG aboard) and arrived at the Port of Rangoon aboard the Penang Trader on 15 Sep 1941.  He was a member of the "Bloom Gang".

We are working with the DoD DPAA agency with respect to our "missing Tigers" and hope that someday all will be accounted for.....including Ed Leibolt.

1st Sqdn CO Bob Neale stayed an extra day at Mingaladon Airfield, after ordering a full evacuation of AVG personnel, waiting to see if Ed would return to base.  1 or 2 squadron mates have stated that they knew that Ed was having some trouble---not sure if it was a mechanical problem or battle damage suffered on the mission.  Ed went down and was never heard from again.  Declared KIA shortly thereafter.

RIP AVG Flying Tiger Ed Liebolt.


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Edited by aaatripp : March 3, 2016, 2:56 pm

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Ed Leibolt, still in my thoughts MIA 25th February 1942
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