Technical Sergeant James C. Kiker
World War II
United States Army Air Forces
Tec. Sgt. James C. Kiker was killed on April 28, 1944, when his plane went down off the coast of New Ireland, Papau New Guinea. Sgt. Kiker was the son of Mrs. Josephine Kiker of Jasper. For his service Sgt. Kiker was awarded the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart. More information about Sgt. Kiker's crash and the history of the unit he fought with maybe found at these sites: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/43-4512.html, http://harrydole.com/42nd/Chapter%2012/, and http://waynes-journal.com/2014/04/29/ocean-death/.
Tuscaloosa Public Library
Walker County (AL)