Julius P. Sicker
|"My feeling was, what am I
doing, an eighteen-year-old...what am I doing in this war?"
Name: Julius P. Sicker
Date of Birth: May 8, 1925
Branch of Service: Army Air Corps
Dates of Service: August 1943 to October 1945
Location of Military Service: Europe
Mr. Sicker was drafted and after a battery of tests, assigned to the the Army Air Corps. He was sent to Amarillo, Texas for basic training. He went through a series of tests and was assigned to gunnery school at Las Vegas, Nevada. From there he went to Florida where he was assigned to a flight crew. He went overseas to England and flew in a B17 bomber. Later, he was put with another crew and flew in a B26. He flew 29 missions over France and Germany. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in the regular army and 2nd Lieutenant in the reserves. He was awarded the 4 Bronze Stars, Air Medal with 4 Clusters, and a Distinguished Unit Citation.