Albert Sikkenga

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October 20, 1944 Spokesman Review

Albert Sikkenga

First Lt. Albert Sikkenga has been missing in action over Germany since September 28, according to word received by his wife, Wilma Clouse Sikkenga, W530 Nora. He was a pilot on a B-17 in England and has been awarded the air medal and distinguished flying cross. He was attending Duke University as a student in pre-medics when he enlisted. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. Leon Sikkenga, reside in Winter Park Fla.

March 7, 1945 Spokesman-Review

First Lt. Albert L. Sikkenga, previously reported as missing in action September 28, was killed, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Wilma Clouse Sikkenga, W530 Nora, from the war department. Information was released through the Swiss embassy from Germany. A pilot of a Flying Fortress, he was on his 50th mission, He wore the air medal with six oak leaf clusters, the distinguished flying cross with three clusters, and the presidential citation. Before enlisting three years ago, he was attending the Kirksville Osteopathic college in Missouri. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. Leon Sikkenga, reside in Orlando, Fla.

March 15, 1945 Davenport Times-Tribune

Lt. Albert Sikkenga headstone Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands

Mrs. Albert Sikkenga of Spokane was notified by the war department that her husband, First Lieutenant Albert Sikkenga, previously reported missing in action, September 28, was killed. He was a pilot of a Flying Fortress and was on his 50th mission. He won the air medal with 6 clusters, the distinguished flying cross with 3 oak leaf clusters and the presidential citation. Mrs. Sikkenga was the former Wilma Close, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Clouse, and graduated from the high school here [Reardan] in 1939. She has gone to Orlando, Fla., to be with his people.