376th Ace Lt. William J. Sykes poses in full flying gear. Between 16 June and 24 December 1944, when he was posted missing, Lt. Sykes claimed a total of five aerial victories, two probables and five destroyed on the ground. His assigned aircraft was P-51D 44-14520, coded E9:S, but was shot down, seriously wounded, aboard P-51D 44-11203, coded E9:F. (Sykes)