Warren H. Ellison passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Sublimity, Oregon.
He was born March 4, 1921, at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by two sisters, Florene Ellison Mitchell of South Carolina and Betty Ellison Wilkins of Twin Falls; one son, Bill Lycksell of Washington; one daughter-in-law, Wendy Folk of Washington; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
After the Pearl Harbor attack, he joined the Air Corps on July 27, 1942. He completed this training at Luke AFB in Arizona in December 1943, becoming a fighter pilot. He served overseas in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of operations. He participated in campaigns air offensive, Japan and Western Pacific (AIR). He flew 150 combat hours over Japan as a P-51 pilot and destroyed two enemy air craft. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal and Presidential Unit Citation. He retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 after 20 years of service. He worked at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.