Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Wilson Dickenson

Decatur, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: Attended 1941-1942

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Flight Officer

Date of Birth: 11/25/1921

Date of Death: 11/24/1944

Affiliations: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Flight Officer Dickenson was with the 868th Bomber Squadron, Heavy, when he disappeared over New Guinea as he was starting on a rest leave to Sydney, Australia. He had completed 13 missions with U.S. Army Air Forces. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

-taken from the Illinois Alumni News, June, 1946 and Web site above

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