Captain James Graham Hicks was a graduate of Henry Clay High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He entered the Army on 28 May 1941.
Capt. 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
Enlisted on September 6, 1942, at the Columbus Army Air Field in Mississippi
- Rank: Captain
- Date of birth: 8 November 1921
- Date of death: 6 April 1945
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 50th Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
- Burial/Memorial Location: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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