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Lewis A Hickman Jr


Rammed by enemy aircraft on 7 Apr 45 and crashed near Luneburg in B-17 #42-97105, Prisoner of War (POW).

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters; POW Medal; Purple Heart,


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...


Event Location Date
Born Clifton Forge, Virginia 22 February 1919
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 7 April 1945 – 24 July 1945
Died 15 July 1983
Buried Maiden, North Carolina, USA

Center View Baptist Church Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 21:46:28 jmoore43 Changes to events

Updated the Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 169629780.

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 21:43:12 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-97105 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 21:42:07 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added a POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 03:30:25 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13724