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Norman H Wickman


Crashed at Gutenpaaren on 1/14/45 in B-17 #44-8563, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8563

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/10/44; Hunter 12/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 30/12/44; Missing in Action Derben 14/1/45 with Omar Stemple, John Crotty, Durston Hildebrand {Ex nav}, John Loy, Gus George, Chas Cathcart, Lt Dave DuPre ...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 03:49:26 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a POW event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 03:42:15 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 03:24:12 jmoore43 Changes to biography and aircraft associations

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to A/C #44-8563 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11731 /