HICKS, Howard B

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HICKS, Howard Benedict

Servicenumber: 35246723


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Age: 32
Born: 10 June 1912, New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky
Hometown: Jefferson County, Kentucky
Family: Francis L. Hicks (father)
Anna B. (Seward) Hicks (mother)
Francis J. Hicks (brother)
Norma A. Hicks (sister)
Mary I. Hicks (sister)
Dorothy A. Hicks (sister)
Bernard F. Hicks (brother)
Nancy L. Hicks (sister)
Joseph E. Hicks (brother)
Mary G. (Leake) Hicks (wife)
Howard B. Hicks (son)
Tammy (Fess) Hicks (granddaughter)
Ann Marie (Cook) Hicks (daughter)
Betty Lou (Bell) Hicks (daughter)
Rank: Private
Function: Not available
Regiment: -
Battalion: 279th Engineer Combat Battalion
Division – Transport: -
Company – Squadron: Not available
Unit – Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 28 November 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: Beeck near Geilenkirchen, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot E, Row 8, Grave 12
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Pvt Howard B. Hicks enlisted at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana on 17 March 1944. 

He was stationed later on with the Engineer Battalion at Ford Leonard Wood before going overseas in september 1944. Serving with the 9th Army Howard Hicks had the dangerous job of clearing out mine fields so the Infantry could attack. On November 28th, Howard Hicks who was helping to deactivate mine field in advance of the 84th Division stepped on a Schu"Shoe"mine and was killed instantly outside the town of Beeck.

He attended high school for 2 years. 

Source of information: Raf Dyckmans, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov - WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com - various family trees

Photo source: www.findagrave.com - Des Philippet, Hans Senden


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