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Henry R Wickenden

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  • George Crowell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Claire Porter

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Claire Porter served as a P-38 pilot with the 343rd Fighter Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group. On 16 June 1944, while strafing gun emplacement, his P-38 #43-28713 was hit by flak and crashed near Oisemont. Porter survived and was taken as a Prisoner...

  • James Roberts

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Virelles in P-51 44-13612

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Units served with

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • 434th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 17:48:17 Wick's Niece Changes to service number
Sources

Serial number is listed in multiple War Department Missing Air Crew reports.

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 16:34:26 Wick's Niece Changes to person associations
Sources

On 16 June 1944, Lt. Henry R. Wickenden (my uncle), was flying Blue four on Lt. Porter's wing. He saw his plane get hit by flack and go down near Oisemont Airfield, France.

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2021 22:26:54 Wick's Niece Changes to awards and person associations
Sources

Service records, news articles, and photos in the possession of his children.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.55th.org roster

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