Lawrence Everett Dickson

Military
media-25882.jpeg UPL 25882 1st Lt Lawrence E Dickson 100FS, 332FG, 15AF.

Object Number - UPL 25882 - 1st Lt Lawrence E Dickson 100FS, 332FG, 15AF.

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), EAME, PH.



On July 27, 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of Captain Lawrence E. Dickson, missing from World War II.



Captain Dickson was a Tuskegee Airman who entered the U.S. Army Air Forces from New York and served with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group. On December 23, 1944, he piloted a P-51 Mustang (serial number 44-15144) on a reconnaissance mission over Praha, Czechoslovakia. On his return flight, his aircraft developed engine trouble and crashed near Hohenthurn, Austria. CPT Dickson had attempted to bail out of the aircraft but was killed in the incident, and his remains could not be recovered immediately following his loss. Further attempts following the war to recover them were also unsuccessful. In 2017, DPAA was able to accurately locate CPT Dickson's crash site and recover his remains, and laboratory analyses later confirmed the identification.



Captain Dickson is memorialised on the Tablets of the Missing at the Florence American Cemetery in Impruneta, Italy.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Peggin
  • Unit: 332nd Fighter Group 100th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

South Carolina, USA 1 January 1920

Enlisted

New York, NY, USA 4 August 1942

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.

Other

Remains recovered

Austria 27 July 2018

Buried

22 March 2019 Re-Interred Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia
New York, NY, USA

Based

Ramitelli 23 December 1944 Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 15AF USAAF.

Buried

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

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