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Lawrence E Dickson

Military

Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) recon mission to Praha (Prague), Czechoslovakia, engine failure prompted bale out Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 10734.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 100th Fighter Squadron

    100th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in February 1942 at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama to train African-American flight cadets graduated from the Tuskegee Institute Army contract flying school. At Tuskegee, the squadron performed advanced combat flying training. As the...

  • 15th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-15144 Peggin

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) recon mission to Praha, Yugoslavia engine failure prompted bale out pilot Capt Lawrence E Dickson Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 10734.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born South Carolina, USA 1 January 1920
Lived in New York, NY, USA 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 4 August 1942
Based Ramitelli Airfield 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 15AF USAAF.

Died 31100 Treviso, Province of Treviso, Italy 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) recon mission to Praha (Prague), Czechoslovakia, engine failure prompted bail out KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 10734.

Buried Florence American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Tablets of the Missing
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2017 18:20:50 Bombay Changes to awards
Sources

https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd...

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2017 18:17:41 Bombay Changes to biography and events
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https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe6eEAC

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 22:59:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/529868560_lawrence_e%20dickson/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56363220

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