Trickett, Ernest Milton

Individual Personnel Data
Name Trickett, Ernest Milton   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 35405056   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 22 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot D Row 9 Grave 8
Additional Information
  • Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2165 (3.060 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Olbinski, Robert JamesPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Swift, Harry RCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Grandpre, Richard EliasNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Turner, Douglas HaigBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Reed, Oliver EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Trickett, Ernest MiltonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Werbanec, George FrankBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cooke, Harold JosephTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hanna, William LFlexible GunnerTR
PVT. Waterman, George WFlexible GunnerKIA


Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑30076 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Wilhelminadoorp, The Netherlands. MACR 2165
Sortie Report

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