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Melvin N Dickey

Military

Enlisted from Tampa, Florida, Melvin was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron from 12 July 1944 to 6 June 1945, at which time he was transferred back to the U.S.
His plane was named "Betty Jane II", and he was credited with the destruction of five enemy aircraft.

Service

Units served with

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Enlisted Tampa, FL, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 19:36:24 apollo11 Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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