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William G Dickson

Military

B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. Returned to base. after being picked up by a British minesweeper. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Killed in Action (KIA).

Soldier's Medal, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24464 Excalibur

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 20-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) 2m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Lt Kostler (IV/NJG1) in Me 110, KO’d #1 & #3,oil pouring away before #4 was...

  • 42-29998

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Arkansas, USA
Died 22 June 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15576 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 15576, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 87, p. 157, ABMC web site

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