Kenneth Gerard Dickerson

Sgt    31188990    613th
1922 - 1944

Ball Turret Gunner onboard 42-37856 (Fancy Nancy III)


                                                                                                           Margraten cemetery, Netherlands.
                                                                                                           Plot : P , Row : 13 , Grave : 13.

     Kenneth was born in 1922, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut.
     He enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Jan 30, 1944, just before Target Brunswick, the plane was hit by a FW 190.
     Unfortunately, Kenneth was killed
     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when Hugh died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :

         His father, John Dickerson, age 69
         His mother, Bertha Dickerson, age 65
         His brother, Percy Dickerson, age 41
         His brother, George Dickerson, age 32
         His brother, Warren Dickerson, age 29
         His sister, Doris Dickerson, age 25
         His sister, Sylvia Dickerson, age 24

Mission to Brunswick, germany, just before target the plane was hit by a FW 190 , German fighter.

Individual casualty questionaire

Told by S/Sgt Ray Lawrence Surowski , Engr / Top Turret.

- Name of crew member : Dickerson , Kenneth Gerard.
- Rank : Sgt.
- Serial number : 31188990
- Position : Ball Turret Gunner.

- Did he bail out ? : No knowledge.

- Last contact just prior to loss of plane ? : The right waist gunner ( Sgt Barker ) said he saw SGT. Dickerson
                                                                             alive and well in the plane.

- Was he injured ? : No.

- Where was he last seen ? : In the plane by Sgt. Barker.

- Any explanation of his fate ? : Killed in fighter attack ?.

- Total number of missions of above crew member ? : 4.

- Date and destinations if possible ? : Dec 31,   1943    Cognac , France
                                                                     Jan 21,   1944    Notre Dame de Ferme , France
                                                                     Jan 29,   1944    Frankfurt
                                                                     Jan 30,   1944    Brunswick

Lt. Ronald R. Rohner Crew

Standing L to R: Ray Surowski, John Morreale, Homer Arbogast, Cliff Barker. Kenneth Dickerson, Lowel Reif.
Kneeling L to R: Stanley Johnson, Emil Smetana, Ronald Rohner, Frank Leonard.

Taken at Redmond Oregon in final days of training.

                            Sgt. Kenneth Dickerson was buried on the cemetery of Ochsenfurt on 3 Feb. 44.

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