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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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137 Squadron Crest
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

Serial: KZ656

Code: SF-?

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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Burial details:

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.

MB 15.07.2017

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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