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Richard E Dickey

Military

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. Killed in Action (KIA) 23-Dec-44 MACR 11591.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Paul Conant

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Donald Dickens

    Military | Corporal | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Frank Kuentz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • John Lofton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / gunner
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Francis Stadnicki

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • William Tipton

    Military | Private | Radio operator
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

Aircraft

  • 42-95753 'Taboo' 'My Gal'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. It was lost on 23-Dec-44 on diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kent County, MI, USA 1922

Son of Earl Hezekiah and Lilla M [McCandless] Dickey.

Lived in Grand Rapids, MI, USA 1941
Enlisted Flint, MI, USA 14 September 1942
Based Hethel 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF.

Died Breisach, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. KIA 23-Dec-44 MACR 11591.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Lorraine American Cemetery
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 09:53:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and aircraft associations
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