William E. Hornickel
2nd Air Division Scouting Force
Date of Death:
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Indiana
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/Silver OLC + 4 bronze OLC, Purple H
Born 26 Jan 1923. Lost on his 61st Mission while fling his P-51 Mustang. Killed in action when he bailed out after having been hit by flak near Wangerooge. At the time he was flying P-51D 44-14581 YF-W "Honeychild 3rd" of Lt. Robert E Williams.