Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Frank L Van Sickle Jr.


Flight Leader 77th FS 20th FG
4 kills (1 air + 3 ground) 307:45 combat hours.
Flew F-80Cs in Korea with the 16th FIS KIA Nov. 1, 1950.
Shot down by MIG-15 flown by Lt Semyon Jominich. Sadly the first USSR jet-to-jet aerial kill.



  • Dick Van Sickle

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 77th FS 20th FG 1/2 DO-18 destroyed by straffing 288:00 combat hours

Show more

Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 01:45:35 fugari Changes to nickname and biography

Cook spelling corrections

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 23:29:48 fugari Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and media associations

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:07 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list