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Kenneth G Dickerson

Military

Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Ronald Rohner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Son of Walter and Arlene Rohner; brother of Kathleen. Enlisted in the US Army, National Guard, on March 3, 1941 at Camp Flint in Auburn, California. He was attending Placer Junior College at the time but withdrew when the Guard became an active part of...

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30855 "Ol' Massa"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Gr Isle 3/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Dana Lenkelt, Co-pilot: Wendell Johnson, Bombardier: Harry Dershimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pack, Radio...

  • 42-31511 'Fools Luck III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Evere A/fd 10/4/44 with Gaston Fox, Co-pilot: Francis Hoad, Navigator: Darrel Wilson, Bombardier: Leon Mendelson, Ball...

  • 42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ron Rohner, Navigator: Stan Johnson, Bombardier: Emil Smetana, Radio Operator: John Morreale, Ball turret gunner: Ken...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bridgeport, CT, USA 1922
Killed in Action (KIA) 38154 Beienrode, Germany 30 January 1944
Buried 1945

Plot P Row 13 Grave 13
Netherlands American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 12:38:27 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2276, 8th AF Losses, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1180

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 01:41:41 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1180
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Dickerson&GSfn=Ken...
https://www.abmc.gov/node/531437#.V9X4pmcm4qQ

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2276 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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