VICKERS, CHARLES HENRY

Age
22
Service number
1115126
Date of death
1942-08-29
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 12 | Row E | Grave 10

"AND FOR HIS DWELLING AND HIS THRONE HE CHOOSETH THE PURE IN HEART"

Military grave
Additional info

Wellington 3, DF 673AA (also reported as BJ 673) was brought down at 2315 hrs by a German fighter. After their bomber caught fire the crew bailed out at low altitude, killing all 5 members. The bomber crashed in the area of Pereboomsgat, Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium. They were on a large mission to bomb Nuremberg, Germany. Other reports say that they were shot down on the returning flight.

Crew:
Flight Sergeant Sydney Bernard Davis 1165309 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Charles Henry Vickers 1115126 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Horace David Baittle R/79439 (Observer) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Lawrence Donald Hiltz R/88319 ( Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Daniel Archibald McKay R/73282 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

75 New Zealand Sqdn. memorial Moerbeke.