HomeVisitMuseum ExhibitsFact SheetsDisplay

Col. Francis S. Gabreski Cloth Nametag

This cloth nametag belonged to Col. Francis S. Gabreski, who was one of the few pilots to become an ace in two wars (World War II and the Korean War). He was also a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 1 during WWII. As the eighth jet ace in aerial history, Gabreski had a combined score of 37.5 enemy aircraft destroyed (34.5 aerial victories) during WWII and Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This cloth nametag belonged to Col. Francis S. Gabreski, who was one of the few pilots to become an ace in two wars (World War II and the Korean War). He was also a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 1 during WWII. As the eighth jet ace in aerial history, Gabreski had a combined score of 37.5 enemy aircraft destroyed (34.5 aerial victories) during WWII and Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: Item is currently in storage.

This cloth nametag belonged to Col. Francis S. Gabreski, who was one of the few pilots to become an ace in two wars (World War II and the Korean War). He was also a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 1 during WWII. As the eighth jet ace in aerial history, Gabreski had a combined score of 37.5 enemy aircraft destroyed (34.5 aerial victories) during WWII and Korea.

Donated by Col. (Ret.) Donald Gabreski.

Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

Featured Links


Plan Your Visit
E-newsletter Sign-up
Explore Museum Exhibits
Browse Photos
Visit Press Room
Become a Volunteer
Air Force Museum Foundation