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|100k||Langdon Kellogg Fieberling was born 03 January 1910 in Oakland, Calif. Langdon was the son of Charles August Fieberling and Mary Louise Kellogg who were secretly
married in San Jose, Cal. on 04 July 1908. His only sibling was Charles Dewitt Fieberling. Langdon graduated from the Oakland Technical high school about 1928. On 09 Jan 1929, Langdon
joined the crew of the merchant vessel S.S. Absaroka in San Francisco as an ordinary seaman. After the ship made a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico she arrived in New York
on 12 February 1929. Later that year Langdon entered the University of California at Berkeley and joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. During the summer break at the end of his freshman
year in college, Langdon again signed on to the crew of the S.S. Absaroka in San Francisco as an ordinary seaman on 26 July 1930. After a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico,
the ship departed for New York on 15 August and arrived there on 25 August 1930. Langdon returned to college and graduated from UC Berkeley about 1934.
Langdon enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve Flight Training Program (V-5) on 07 October 1935 at the Naval Air Station, Alameda, Cal. He was ordered to temporary active service for Elimination Flight training at Alameda. After successfully completing his initial flight training, Fieberling received orders home to await further instruction. Early the following year he received orders to report to the Naval Air Station Pensacola to begin the intermediate phase of his flight training. On 26 June, he was discharged to accept an appointment as an Aviation Cadet. Fieberling accepted that appointment on 27 June 1936. He completed his flight training, received his gold wings as naval aviator #5104, and he accepted a commissioned as an Ensign A-V(N), U.S. Naval Reserve on 01 March 1937.
On 01 April 1940, Fieberling was stationed at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. as an instructor. In June 1941, Langdon became engaged to Mrs. Dixie Cavalier Carlisle. They were to be married during Langdon's next leave after June 1942. Dixie Cavalier married Burlington Morris Carlisle on 09 March 1938 in Piedmont, Cal. They were divorced in 1941. Burlington and Langdon were fraternity brothers. Langdon received a promotion to Lieutenant (Junior Grade) on 01 March 1940 and to Lieutenant on 02 January 1942. He was detached from NAS Pensacola in July 1941 and transferred to a new aviation squadron being formed at NAS Norfolk, Va.; Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8). (CONTINUED....)
USS Fieberling (DE 640) (1944-1948) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 85190 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Commander, USN (ret.)
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|84k||02 April 1944: San Francisco, Cal. - Fieberling is launched and enters the water for the first time.||Tommy Trampp|
Benton City, Wash.
|30k||undated wartime image
(U.S. Navy Photo)
|William B. Ackroyd|
|View the USS Fieberling (DE 664) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the USS Fieberling (DE 640) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Fieberling as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Fieberling's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 11 Apr. 1944 - .. .... ....||Lcdr. Edward E. Lull|
|2.) .. Nov. 1945 - 16 Sep. 1946||Lcdr. William L. Vaughen|
|3.) .. .... 1947 - 13 Mar. 1948||Lcdr. Joseph Clark Spitler, USN (USNA '41) (Lufkin, Tex.)|
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