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Gilbert W. Dieckhoff

Gilbert W. Dieckhoff

Gilbert W. Dieckhoff

Age: 100

Residence: Olathe

Branch: Navy

Rank: First Class Petty Officer

Job duty: Repairing and flying aircraft, mainly PBY’s, also Search and Rescue

Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII: Gilbert served in the South Pacific at New Caledonia. Gilbert was one of General Halsey’s escorts from land to ship on three different occasions. The general did not wear his uniform because he did not want to be recognized by the enemy.