Captain James Hicks was the Pilot of C-47A-15-DL AC#42-23393. On the 6th of April 1945 the 314th Troop Carrier Group was flying a load of gasoline to General George Patton’s troops at the front. About 12 miles NorthWest of Malmedy Belgium there was a six-aircraft crash.
Member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, 50th Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group
Buried at Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré, Belgium
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Born in 1921
Enlisted on September 6, 1942, at the Columbus Army Air Field in Mississippi