668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Anton Peter Nikas

Pilot,  O-813560

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 6-Nov-1917, Chicago, Illinois

Entered Military Service: Date: 24-Nov-1941 At: Chicago, IL
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 36306222

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 3-Jun-1944
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 8-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 98973

Died: 22-Feb-1994, Chicago, Illinois

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry



Anton P. Nikas (Nikopoulos), veteran of World War II. Wholesale manager of Perillo Auto Sales, beloved husband of the late Betty Marie, nee Tulk; loving father of Anthony L., Michael S. (Julie) and Andrew P. Nikas; cherished grandfather of Angelo, Dana, Antoinette and Matthew Nikas; dear brother of Joan (the late Theodore) Stefanos and the late Eugenia (the late Kostas) Liakis; devoted son of the late Peter and Helen Nikas; fond uncle of Olga (Michael) Lombardi and the late Nicholas Liakis. Visitation Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 North Cicero Avenue. Funeral services Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by John. G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd. 312-736-3833


See Anton P. Nikas notice.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 24 Feb 1994, Thu, Page 36, Anton P. Nikas Obituary,Newspapers.com ( https://www.newspapers.com/image/241044032/?article=b8f678da-b998-495b-b11d-648696fcdd9e [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 6049 Details

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft hit by flak over target area, dropped out of formation. Last seen to crash at Bourg Archard, France.

One aircraft, piloted by Lt. A.P. Mikas, was hit in the target area. He lost altitude and was last seen to crash or crash land on the bank of the Seine River near Bourg-Achard. His two gunners were Sgt. G.W. Scott and S/Sgt. A.W. Newkirk. No chutes were seen to come from the plane.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 65

Photos and Documents
Passenger List
Passenger List
1936 Lake View HS
Yearbook Portrait
1936 Lake View HS
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
WW II Draft Registration
Newspaper Clipping
Chicago Tribune
Newspaper Obituary
Chicago Tribune
WW II Honoree

See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources