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Wallace E Hickman


RTD. November 30, 1944, B-24 42-51115 was damaged over the target. With 2 engines on fire, a/c flew toward Nancy, France. 2 crew members were Killed in Action (KIA) but the others baled out successfully. Co-pilot was John Anderson.



  • Felix Diaz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B24 42-51115 piloted by W. E. Hickman which was damaged over the target. Diaz was presumed killed over the target.

  • George Fraser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group

  • George Hauth

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group

  • Frank Hawks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Francis McAdam

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Loral Michael

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Grady Stone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Robert Vial

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 446th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...


Event Location Date
Crashed Nancy, France 29 November 1944

Aircraft damaged by the explosion of another B-24 that took a direct flak hit. Two crew were KIA the rest bailed out over Allied territory


Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 00:11:11 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 00:10:06 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Archives - Special Orders Number 190 - Army Air Force Station 238 = 14 July 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:42 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11347, The History of the 446th BG by H. E. Jansen p. 222, Anderson's daughter Dec 2010