Raphael 'Ralph' Hichens

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Los Angeles, CA

HONORED BY
Cy, Greg & Leslee, Sons & Daughter

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

TOP TURRET GUNNER AND FLIGHT ENGINEER ON B-17 AIRCRAFT WITH 384TH BOMB GROUP, 546TH SQUADRON AND 305TH BOMB GROUP, 422ND SQUADRON. FLEW 26 COMBAT MISSIONS OVER FRANCE AND GERMANY, MAY 27, 1944 TO SEPTEMBER 19, 1944. ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1944 HE CELEBRATED HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY.