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14/15.09.1943 No 137 Squadron Hurricane IV KZ656 F/O. Dickson
Operation: Anti Shipping Patrol
Date: 14/15th September 1943 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
Unit: No. 137 Squadron
Type: Hawker Hurricane IV
Base: RAF Manston, Kent
Location: North Sea off Belgium
Pilot: F/O. Hugh Gilchrist Dickson Jr. J/26498 RCAF Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a night anti-shipping patrol he was lost off the coast near Ostend. Neither his body or the wreckage of his Hurricane have been recovered. Despite it being an overnight patrol his date of death is recorded the 14th September.
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F/O. Hugh Gilchrist Dickson Jr. Runnymede Memorial Panel 173. Born on the 18th November 1921, the son of Major Hugh Archibald Snr. and Annie Almira Dickson, of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Researched by Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered - July 2017. Photographs of Runnymede and the pilot from the collection of Michel Beckers. Page dedicated to relatives of the pilot.
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