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Lieut. Fred Philbrick, of Fullerton, Nebraska, went to the first officers training camp at Ft. Snelling, enlisting in the artillery, but later he was transferred to the Air Service. On October 2, 1917, he sailed for France, and shortly after his arrival, he was assigned to the 28th Aero Squadron. On October 16, 1918, Lieut. Philbrick's father received a government telegram, stating that he had been missing since September 18th. He was last seen far over the German lines, and it is believed his plane was brought down in flames behind the German lines.

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