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Louis A Dicks Jr

Military

Louis Dicks entered service from Ohio and served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.
He was Killed in Action (KIA) on 10 August 1944 when he crashed at Bouy in P-47 (serial number 42-26333).

DFC, AM with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Duxford 1944 – 10 August 1944

Exact date of arrival not yet known

Killed in Action (KIA) 10 August 1944

France

Lived in Ohio
Promoted
Buried

Plot A Row 16 Grave 41

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 14:23:02 Lucy May Changes to suffix, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined two entries for Louis A Dicks. This entry now includes information from the following source:
MACR 7774 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

ABMC record: http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC/MACR 7774 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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