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Edwin Hurlbut Bicksler


Joined RAFVR, Spartan College of Aeronautics, assigned to 133S, on attachment to 57FG from 8 Mar 1943, 314th FS, 324th FG, 9AF USAAF, killed in a P-40 during an attack on German transport planes.


Units served with

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.


Event Location Date
Born Jackson County, OH, USA 26 February 1920
Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Service pilot training Tulsa, OK, USA 1940

Service pilot training. Spartan College of Aeronautics.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

On Attachment 8 March 1943 – 19 April 1944

On attachment to 57th FG. 314th FS, 324th FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died North Africa 19 April 1944

Killed in a P-40 Warhawk during an attack on German transport planes.

Buried 1945

North Africa American, Carthage, Tunisia.


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2015 15:16:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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