39th Bomb Group (VH)

Unit Citation
and Awards

arpuc.jpg [The Presidental Unit Citation]

Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Awards

apcm.jpg [The Asiatic-Pacfic Campaign Medal]


star1.gif [Bronze Star]

wwiivic.gif [The Victory Medal, World War II]

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Capt William Stevens Dickey
Assistant Adjutant

William S. Dickey received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant, Air Reserves on 16 May 1942 and ordered to Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado; He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 3 August 1943 (Special Order 215); an extract of Special Order 249 dated 17 October 1944 promoted Dickey to Captain while at Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Salina, KS. On 2 September 1946, he obtained the rank of Major and appointment in the Officers Reserves Corps.

A 1942 graduate of Michigan State University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, Mr. Dickey's career revolved around the automotive industry. He was employed by Ford Motor Co. for nine years and later served as a manufacturer's representative with extensive contacts among the Big Three automakers.

Salina, Kansas

Margaret & William

In 1942 William married Margaret Plowright; they have 2 children a daughter, Margaret and a son, WIlliam Jr. They were married 53 yrs.

13 December 1957 Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force

In the 1960's, He founded the Franklin Village, Michigan Police Department and served, as its chief for many years. Mr. Dickey also served two terms on the Franklin Village Council. He was also a board member of Franklin Community Church and a director of the Franklin Community Association during his 26-year residency in Franklin. He retired in 1986 and moved to Keowee, South Carolina.

Margaret & William Dickey
Chicago Hilton

On Guam
Capt William S. Dickey
"Guam Villa"
William reading his corner of the world
Not sure but we're guessing this is Fritz
His roommate Fritz's Corner
Notice complete with all the amenities

On 9 December 1995, William S. Dickey passed away at Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Columbia, S.C. at the age of 75.
Photos Courtesy of William Dickey, Jr.
Son of Capt Dickey

If anyone has any additional information about William Dickey please email

Ground Echelon
60th Squadron Ground Roster
Source: WIlliam S. Dickey, Jr., son