Capt Malcolm Erickson 509th FS 405th FG 9th AF P-47D
Names Commemorated on the Memorial Wall to the Missing at the U.S. Cemetery at Margraten, The Netherlands
SGT James T. Ellenburg - 92nd BG
Lt. Charles F. Elliott - 322th BG
2LT Ernest F. Engeman - 398th BG
SGT Roland Erdman - 466th BG
CPT Malcolm Erickson - 405th FG
On 23 March, 1945, P47's of the 9th Air Force, including the 405th FG, were involved in attacks near Schermbeck, Dinslaken, Borken, Sudlohn Germ. Most likely, these attacks were in preparation of the Allied attack across the Rhine river that would start the next day. Captain Malcolm J. Erickson, who had already received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, went missing on this mission. He remains missing till this day. His name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery.
Units served with
The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...
||Minneapolis, MN, USA
||6 August 1919
||3640 Ophoven, Belgium
||23 March 1945