Marion F. Kirby

Marion F. Kirby
Born (1919-07-14)July 14, 1919
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died July 10, 2011(2011-07-10) (aged 91)
Lometa, Texas, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army Air Forces
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Captain
Commands held 80th Fighter Squadron
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (4)

Marion Franklin Kirby II (July 14, 1919 – July 10, 2011) was an American fighter pilot and a flying ace with the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft.


  • HeadHunters Association WWII History,
  • Air Force Historical Research Agency, Aerial Victory Credits search on Name begins with "Kirby",
  • Stanaway, John C.; Hickey, Lawrence J. (1995). Attack & Conquer – The 8th Fighter Group in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. p. 320. ISBN 0-88740-808-7.
  • Simpson, Larry (2009). Kirby - Memoirs of a Combat Fighter Pilot During the Early Years of WWII. p. 172.

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