William Hickson was the son of Billy Green Hickson and Annie Belle Casey.

He Died non battle
Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, England, G, 1, 8

Injuried received in airplane crash Lewes, England. C-47 (Skytrain) transport plane, serial number 43-15046 . Skytrain seen to clear hill, and while attempting to get down below overcast, was caught evidentally in down draft which forced it into downward hill slope. Completely destroyed by crash, fire and explosion. Accident occured 19 November 1944. 25 were killed.

Following a list of deceased, all AC
Sgt. Joseph H Alba
2nd Lt. Russell W. Barron
Sgt Barbato C. Dandrea
PFC Charles W. Evanick
1st Lt Roy L. Gritz
S/Sgt Arthur M. Hackett
Sgt Jake E. Hesser
S/Sgt James H. Holley Jr.
Cpl Richard M. Jones
Cpl Paul A. Kokko
Pvt Roland P. Lariviere
1st Lt Stanley E. Lis
Sgt Sherman W. Miller
Pvt Frank R. Mixner
PFC Byron G. Peacock
1st Lt Donald Q. Reid
Sgt Felix R. Sobkowiak
Sgt Glenn F. Tremaine
T/Sgt Howard F. White
T/Sgt John H. Young
S/Sgt Donald S. Horstick
Sgt Harold F. Mills
Sgt Walter J. Hansen
Sgt William Hickson Jr.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 April 1919
  • Date of death: 19 November 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 92nd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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