WICKENS, ARTHUR RONALD

Birthplace
United Kingdom
Service number
909288
Date of death
1941-04-10
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 3 | Row AA | Grave 8
Military grave
Additional info

The crew of Hampden Mk 1 X3066, 144 Squadron was shot down during an operation flying from RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom to attack targets near Dusseldorf, Germany in the Ruhr Valley. This aircraft was shot down at 23:32 by Lt Hans-Dieter Frank I./NJG 1 and crashed near Neeroeteren, Belgium. All of the crew were killed.

Pilot Officer Noel James KERR 81041 (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 

Pilot Officer Robert James HAMILTON 85676 (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Sergeant Jack HOWELL DFM 552601 (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Air Force.

Sergeant Arthur Ronald WICKENS 909288 (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Hans-Dieter Frank and his crew were killed in action in a mid-air collision with another German night fighter on the night of 27/28 September 1943. 

FRANK, Hans-Dieter

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