Colonel George R Bickell, [ Nutley, NJ ], 28 year-old Commanding Officer of the 354th fighter group of the 9th AF. A veteran of fighting in the Pacific and a former squadron commander in the group, he has shot down four and one-half enemy planes.
The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
CO 354th FG Apr 17, 1944 to Feb 28, 1945 & Apr 13, 1945 to May 31, 1945 CO 355th FS Nov 16, 1942 to Apr 6, 1944 Flight commander 18th PG Hickam Field, TH 1940-42 3.5 air kills
P-51D 44-13335 GQ-A 'Too Bad' 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF, Assigned to Capt later Col George R Bickell, later became Capt Gilbert Talbot's mount. Subsequently reassigned to Capt later Col Robert W Stephens as GQ-S "Killer".
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