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Warren L Dedrickson

Military

Dedrickson was assigned to the Harry McGregor Crew originally. However only one of the crew members that appear on overseas movement orders for Harry McGregor, were on his crew when it was shot down on 9 August 1944. Dedrickson either changed crews or flew his tour as a spare gunner.

Service

People

  • Harry McGregor

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Puettlingen on 8/9/44 in B-24 'Penthouse For 10' 42-95268, Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Saronville, NE 68975, USA 1921
Lived in Montgomery County, IA, USA 1944
Enlisted San Antonio, TX, USA 16 December 1944
Died Springfield, MO, USA 17 November 2004

WARREN DEDRICKSON, 83
Memorial service for Warren "Pat" Dedrickson, 83, Clarinda, Page County,Iowa, formerly of Red Oak, Iowa, were held on Saturday, November 20, 2004, at the First Covenant Church with Rev. Alan Dean officiating. Burial of the cremated remains was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Covenant Church. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dedrickson died on Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the Cox Health System South Facility in Springfield, Missouri.
He was born September 29, 1921 in Saronville, Nebraska, to M. J. and Esther (Nelson) Dedrickson. He was raised in Nebraska graduating from the Clay Center High School. He moved to Red Oak in 1939 and was united in marriage to Gladys Abraham on October 17, 1943. He serves his country during WW11 in the United States Air Force. He farmed throughout the years as well as working for the Nelson Dairy until going to work for the United States Postal service as a rural mail carrier. He retired in 1986 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the First Covenant Chruch where he was a former trustee and financial secretary. He was also a member of the American Legion

Buried Red Oak, IA 51566, USA 20 November 2004

Evergreen Cemetery
Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Plot
SAE 360A 1A

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2018 17:55:42 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1388081
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51501772/warren-leonard-dedrickson
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 181
466th BG Archives - Official overseas movement order for the Harry McGregor Crew

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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