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
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