Dickson, Lawrence Everett, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
AAF - Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Dickson, Lawrence Everett, Capt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bronx, NYC, NY
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Dec 23, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Tuskegee AirmenWorld War II FallenAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School100th Fighter Squadron332nd Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 100th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-39 Airacobra  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1942, PT-17 Kaydet
  1942-1943, BT-13 Valiant
  1943-1943, AT-6 Texan
  1943-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1943-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was returning from a mission to Prague, Czechoslovakia when his P-51, nicknamed "Peggin", developed engine trouble. It was thought that he bailed out but he was not seen again. His remains were not recovered until many years later.

Update- July 27, 2018
U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 27.
http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1587017/tuskegee-airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-dickson-l/

In December 1944, Dickson was a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, in the European Theater.  On Dec.23, 1944, Dickson departed Ramitelli Air Base, Italy on an aerial reconnaissance mission toward Praha, Czechoslovakia.  On his return, Dickson's P-51D aircraft suffered engine failure and was seen to crash along the borders of Italy and Austria, reportedly between Malborghetto and Tarviso, Italy. According to witnesses, Dickson's plane had rolled over with the canopy jettisoned. He was not observed ejecting from the plane.  Dickson's remains were not recovered and he was subsequently declared missing in action.

DPAA is grateful to the government and people of Austria, the University of New Orleans, the University of Innsbruck, and Mr. Roland Domanig, for their partnerships in this recovery.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Dickson's name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at the Florence American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Impruneta, Italy, along with the other MIAs from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for. 

For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420/1169.

Dickson's personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe6eEAC
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
Enlistment record
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/capt-lawrence-e-dickson-crashes-in-italy/article_dfd878d4-5e42-11df-a033-00127992bc8b.html
http://www.abmc.gov/node/529569#.VnkBqYRX2FI
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56363220 < >https://www.facebook.com/dodpaa/videos/1285004394943352/
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/242066
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/tuskegee-airman-to-be-returned.html/?utm_source=penultimate
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=90697
https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
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