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Lt. James F. Dickinson
Killed in Action, April 12, 1945
April 10, 1950 The News-Palladium Benton Harbor, Michigan · Page 13
The Chappell funeral home has received a Telegram stating the body of Lt. James F. Dickinson will arrive In Fennville at 12:22 a. m. Wednesday, April 12. Lt. Dickinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dickinson, was killed in action ln Austria four days before VE Day, while serving with Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army. He was buried in France. A graduate of Fennville high school, class of '41, he attended Western Michigan college before entering military service in 1942. He received his training at Fort Knox, Ky., and went overseas in March 1945. A memorial service was held for him on June 1, 1945' at the Fennville Methodist church. Survivors Include his parents; two children, Merrl-Jim and Donald James, of Saugatuck; a brother, Charles Leonard Dickinson and a sister, Diane, both of Fennville. Upon arrival, here the body will be taken to the Chappell funeral home until 2 p. m. Wednesday when military committal services will be conducted at the Fennville Cemetery.
James Dickinson was President of his class. Calvin Crane, also a WWII causualty, was Vice President.
Linn Sheckler, of this same class, is an uncle of this author. He served as Radioman aboard the USS ADAIR APA-91.
On that same date James was killed, Irwin F. Hutchins,
Class of 1934
in Fennville High School was driving his jeep Toward Berlin.
Please view Fennville's WWII PAGE