Hicks, Kenneth Delmont

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hicks, Kenneth Delmont   
Rank First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-1031650   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #208 dated 20 October 1944, effective 20 October 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 10 January 1945
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Tablets of the Missing
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 11578 (6.263 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Hicks, Kenneth DelmontPilotMIA
2nd Lt. Welsh, James HCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Bierman, Robert (NMI)NavigatorCT
CPL. Loffarelli, Clarence PeterRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Werner, Edwin JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Kotnik, Robert RudolphBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Thompson, LeDru MyronTail GunnerCT
SGT. Adams, Jack ColvinFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Strutz, La Verne HermanFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 16 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed away at Stratishall due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Lead Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High Squadron
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8007 Weather aircraft. Co-pilot identified only as 'Hicks' - Kenneth Delmont Hicks is most likely as the aircraft, pilot, and 'Hicks', are all from the 545th BS. remainder of crew (RO, Eng) not identified
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Pilot 44‑8216 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Left formation 20 minutes prior to the IP, apparently due to flak damage. No communication was received from this aircraft regarding the abort. Crash site and fate of crew are unknown. MACR 11578
Sortie Report

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