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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