Frank Dubisher was born on May 20, 1917, in Williamsburg, Iowa. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on October 25, 1940, and after completing flight training he served as a fighter pilot until transferring to the U.S. Army Air Forces on May 7, 1942. Lt Dubisher served with the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 58th Fighter Group at Dale Mabry Field, Florida, from June to September 1942, and then with the 41st Fighter Squadron of the 35th Fighter Group in New Guinea from September 1942 to February 1945. During this time, Capt Dubisher served as commander of the 41st Fighter Squadron from December 1943 to March 1944, and executive officer of the 35th Fighter Group from March 1944 to February 1945. He was also credited with the destruction of 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat while serving with the 41st Fighter Squadron. He left active duty and joined the Air Force Reserve on July 3, 1945, and returned to active duty with the U.S. Air Force on April 1, 1951. Maj Dubisher served as an operations officer, squadron commander, and group commander with the 2500th Air Base Group at Mitchel AFB, New York, from April 1951 to January 1953, and then served as an RB-26 Invader pilot with the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in Korea from February to April 1953. He served as an air operations officer with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group and then the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in Korea and Japan from April to December 1953, and then served on the staff of Continental Air Command at Mitchel AFB from February 1954 to August 1958. Col Dubisher attended Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, from August 1958 to January 1959, and then served on the staff of the 20th and 29th Air Division at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri, from January 1959 to October 1961. His next assignment was as a staff officer with Headquarters U.S. European Command in France from October 1961 to August 1964, followed by service as Senior Air Force Representative with the 3825th Support Group at MCS Quantico, Virginia, from August 1964 to October 1968. His final assignment was as Chief of the Program Plans Division with 17th Air Force at Ramstein AB, West Germany, from October 1968 until his retirement from the Air Force on December 31, 1971. Frank Dubisher died on March 10, 2000.
His Distinguished Service Cross Citation reads:
For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 41st Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 15 August 1943, in the Southwest Pacific Area. On this date Captain Dubisher shot down three enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Captain Dubisher's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.