|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1920|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1944|
Casualty of WWII, John served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces, 706th Bomber Squadron, 446th Bomber Group, Heavy ~ Service # O-828391.
He entered the Service from North Carolina.
Missing in Action
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.
On December 2, 1944, pilot John B. Dickson's crew (B-24H # 42-51100, nicknamed "Tiger," assigned to the 706th Bomb Squadron) was scheduled as part of a raid on the railway facilities at Bingen, Germany. The weather was cloudy, forcing the lower squadrons to fly through cloud banks. The target was reached and bombed through the clouds, with unknown results. On the withdrawal from target movement, no flak or fighters were seen. Two B-24s fell behind the formation and disappeared into the clouds. Neither was seen again, and neither returned home...It is speculated that Dickson's B-24 collided with B-24H # 42-95105, named "She's Mine," piloted by John E. Ilstad. Missing Air Crew Report 11054 was issued.
The crew complement of "Tiger" is identified as:
2 Lt John B. Dickson p
2 Lt Lawrence A. Whitaker c-p
2 Lt Ernest Levine nav
2 Lt Anthony P. Bonaiuto bomb/nose gun
Sgt John D. Sauran eng/tt gun
Sgt John R. Christman r/o
Cpl Ralph E. Baringer btg
SSgt Lawrence W. Watson wg
Cpl Andrew L. Luchko wg
Cpl Alfred W. Faulk tail gun
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: Martin Douglas Packer
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287110