|Birth: ||May 5, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1942|
East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
IDAHO SGT AIR CORPS WORLD WAR II.
Gene E Hickman was born in Preston, Idaho to Leonard Dwaine Hickman and Jeannie M McClurg. He is the sibling of Helen, Rex Dayle, Jean and Leonard Dwayne Jr. and the grandson of Survivor and Agnes Elizabeth Waddell Hickman.
Hickman was a gunner on the B-17 Flying Fortress, assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group, 28th Bombardment Squadron.
On a bombing raid over Rabaul they took on a group of Japanese fighter planes. Hickman held off the Zeros for some time, until a cannon shell mortally wounded him. In addition to a Purple Heart, he received a Silver Star "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action".
Leonard Dwaine Hickman (1897 - 1972)
Jennie Pearl McClurg Hickman (1899 - 1992)
Gene Earl Hickman (1918 - 1942)
Helen Ruby Hickman McDaniel (1921 - 1979)*
Rex Dayle Hickman (1924 - 2002)*
Leonard Dwayne Hickman (1928 - 1998)*
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Originally Created by: Bill E. Doman
Record added: Jul 10, 2007
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Rest in peace, American hero. You are not forgotten.|
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