|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1945|
11 January 1945 Tallahassee Daily Democrat
Bickerstaff Killed in Crash
Capt. Robert Bradford Bickerstaff of Columbus, Ga., son of the former Bessie Bradford, sister of R. H. and R. F. Bradford of this city, was killed in an airplane crash on January 5 in Midland, Tex., where he was an instructor.
He had recently returned from the European theater, where he completed 30 missions as a bomber pilot. He had been awarded the air medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bickerstaff graduated from the University of North Carolina in June, 1942, and entered the service upon graduation. He received the wings of the army air corps at Stuttgart, Ark., on July 28, 1943 and went overseas in December 1943.
Frank Jeter Bickerstaff (1879 - 1961)
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Fort Bradford Bickerstaff (1882 - 1970)
Frank Jeter Bickerstaff (1914 - 1998)*
Richard Howard Bickerstaff (1918 - 2014)*
Robert Bradford Bickerstaff (1920 - 1945)
Broken Arrow Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 09, 2006
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Captain, 2528 Base Unit, Midland Army Airfield, Texas. Killed in a crash of AT-11 Kansan #41-27338, eight miles west of the airfield. 1st Lt. James W. Foster also perished|
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.|
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