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George R Bickell


CO 354th FG Apr 17, 1944 to Feb 28, 1945 & Apr 13, 1945 to May 31, 1945
CO 355th FS Nov 16, 1942 to Apr 6, 1944
Flight commander 18th PG Hickam Field, TH 1940-42
3.5 air kills



  • Joseph Kronek

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 354th Fighter Group
    Crew chief to George R Bickell and P-51B 43-12173 'Peg O My Heart'.

  • Wallace Mace

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Deputy Group Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Wally, as his family and friends called him, started his military career in the army artillery before World War II. Early on he knew the army air corps was his calling and was one of the first graduates in 1940. Shortly after he was stationed in a...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron


  • 44-13335 'Too Bad' 'Killer'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51D 44-13335 GQ-A 'Too Bad' 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF, Assigned to Capt later Col George R Bickell, later became Capt Gilbert Talbot's mount. Subsequently reassigned to Capt later Col Robert W Stephens as GQ-S "Killer".

  • 43-12173 'Peg O' My Heart'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51B 43-12173 'Peg O' my Heart' ...


Event Location Date
Commander 355th FS 16 November 1942 – 6 April 1944

355th FS, 16th Nov 1942 to 6th April, 1944.


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31 October 2017 05:41:24 fugari Changes to nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events and media associations

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26 July 2015 07:52:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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