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Malcolm J Erickson


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

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 509th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, MN, USA 6 August 1919
Stationed 3640 Ophoven, Belgium February 1945
Died Germany 23 March 1945


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01 September 2020 06:12:55 fugari Changes to awards, place associations and media associations

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05 October 2017 16:46:42 Lucy May Changes to nickname, nationality, service number and biography

Correspondence with Dominique Vernooij, who has adopted Erickson's name on the Tablets of the Missing in Margraten.

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12 December 2014 00:43:46 466thHistorian Changes to events

Chris Brassfield

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12 December 2014 00:41:33 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

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