The Story of Lincoln S. Ricker

















































Lincoln S. Ricker was born in 1917 in Hampstead, Nassau New York.

His father was Edward J Ricker and his mother was Mary A. Ricker
  He also had two sisters, Ethel and  Jenevieve and a brother Edward.
He grew up in Lynbrook Nassau, New York.

Lincoln has 4 years of high school, and then worked as a salesman.
He entered the service on December 13, 1940 in Jamaica, New York.

Or Lincoln S Ricker was directly in the Army Air Corps, has been not yet fully clear.


photo of lincoln in winter of 1943

Later he belonged to the 491st bomb group.

Lincoln S Ricker married at the end of July 1944 and 69 days after his marriage came to terrible accident.

On October 2, 1944, he was  placed as a replacement to the crew of Dan W. Means.

On October 2, 1944, the airplane, a B-24 H Serial 42-95104 where he was in, was shot down, by an enemy airplane. The nr 1 and 2 engines were on fire. There are only 3 parachutes seen before the plane crashed, two crew members were captured and the other 7 crew members were killed in the crash.
They are buried the day after the crash on a Catholic cemetery in the place Berge, in Hamm, Germany

Later they were reburied at the American War Cemetery Ardennes in Belgium where they have their last resting place.

 After his death his wife always remained in contact with the family of Lincoln, she was 81 years of age when she died.

Lincoln S. Ricker was 26 years old when he died.

Thanks to Denise M. Ricker for the