Stickell, John Harlan, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Service Years
1943 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gilson, Illinois
Last Address
Marshall Islands
Buried at Gilson Cemetery, Gilson, Illinois.

Casualty Date
Dec 03, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Marshall Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Buried next to his parents.

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World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Bradley University
  1931-1933, Bradley University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lieut. Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force of England, U.S. Navy, World War II-Lt. Stickell was killed in action on 12-23-1943 some where in the South Pacific.

He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Harley C. Stickell of Gilson, Illinois, and is a 1932 graduate of Gilson H.S., and he also attended Bradley College, and was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. until he resigned in January of 1940 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940.

Medals:
Royal Air Force (Great Britain)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Pathfinder Force Wings (3 sets)

United States Navy:
Navy Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal
Purple Heart (Washington)
Purple Heart (South Pacific)
Victory Medal
South Pacific Campaign Medal

Peoria Man of the Year
Airfield on Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, renamed Stickell Field in his honor
Navy Destroyer U.S.S. Stickell (DD-888 / DDR-888) named in his honor.

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