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Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski

(1919-2002)

 
 
Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
1. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker
Inscription.  A US Air Force pilot, he was a leading fighter ace during WWII and the Korean War. He taught fighter tactics to his pilots as squadron commander. He was highly decorated by the US and its allied partners. The son of Polish immigrants, he was born and raised in Oil City.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 26.486′ N, 79° 42.439′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Seneca Street and Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south on Seneca Street. Marker is located next to the PNA club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Lockhart (approx. half a mile away); Patrick C. Boyle (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Cornplanter (approx. half a mile away);
Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
2. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker
Cornplanter (approx. half a mile away); Jacob J. Vandergrift (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cornplanter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Commemoration of the Gift (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oil City.
 
Also see . . .  Col Francis S. "Gabby" Gabreski at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski Marker
US Air Force photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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