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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 2
Rank:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Birth:
20 Jun 1922 2
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Completion of 50th successful mission with raid on Berlin March 1944.jpg
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Full Name:
Edgar Leroy Sikes 2
Full Name:
Edgar L Sikes 1
Birth:
20 Jun 1922 2
Death:
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at Brittany American Cemetery<BR>St. James, France 1
Death: 19-Jun-44 1
Death Date: 19 Jun 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Brittany American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: St. James, France 1
Memorial Location: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea 1
Residence:
Place: Tahoka 2
State: Texas 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 2
Rank:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Service End Date:
19 Jun 1944 2
Service Number:
18077960 1
Awards:
Air Medal, Purple Heart 1
Killed in Action:
Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on B-17 which crashed in English Channel; 9 crewmen KIA; 1 POW 2
Regiment:
710th Bomber Squadron, 447th Bomber Group, Heavy 1

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Edgar's obituary from THE AMARILLO GLOBE. AMARILLO, TEXAS THURSDAY. JUNE 2, 1945. Edgar L. Sikes listed as dead after having been reported as missing in action for more than a year. Staff Sgt. Edgar Leroy Sikes, son of Mr, and Mrs. E. L.. Sikes, has now been reported by the War Department as killed in action. Parents of the soldier received the information in a telephone call from Mrs. Sikes, widow of the Sergeant, who said she had received a War Department telegram to that effect. Sergeant Sikes was an engineer on a B-17 Flying Fortress. His plane failed to return to its base from a mission over France on June 19, 1944, one day before his twenty- second birthday.  At that time the Sergeant had been in the Army for two years.and overseas for three months. His plane went down somewhere in the Channel Islands but full details have not yet been learned.by his parents.  Sergeant Sikes was a graduate of Tahoka High School and was manager of a grocery store there before entering the Army. His widow is the former Miss Lily May Clinton of Takoha. They have one child, a daughter, Sandra Lee, 2 years old.

From the Master Log of Edgar's B-17 known as "IDIOT'S DELIGHT":

Model: B-17F  Serial Number: 42-30301  Aircraft Name: IDIOT'S DELIGHT  Group: 447BG Squadron: 332BS  Missing Air Crew Report Number: 5901  

Delivered: Cheyenne 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 332BS/94BG [XM-B2] Earls Colne 5/6/43; Rougham 13/6/43 MISSY G; MIA Pas de Calais 19/6/44 Pilot: Theo Milton{inc 447BG crew}, Co-Pilot: Dave Germany. its, Navigator: Marvin Stokes, Bombardier: Gene Lightfoot,Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edgar Sikes, Ball Turret Gunner: Hugh Crimmins, Waist Gunner: Dewey Rhoads,Waist Gunner: Willard Laney, Tail Gunner: Art Gruneisen (9KIA); Radio Operator: Jim Wolfe (POW); flak hit near Alderney, ditched Channel. MACR 5901. IDIOTS' DELIGHT.

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