15/16.06.1941 No. 106 Squadron Hampden I AD863 P/O. Dickie
Date: 15/16th June 1941 (Sunday/Monday)
Unit: No. 106 Squadron 5 Group (motto: 'Pro Libertate - 'For Freedom)
Type: Hampden I
Base: RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Location: Lost without trace
Pilot: P/O. David Gray Dickie 43029 RAF Age 21. Missing - believed killed
Obs: Sgt. Albert Leslie Glaves 973029 RAFVR Age 25. Missing - believed killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Peter Somers 550679 RAF Age 23. Missing - believed killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edward Ralph Hall 749477 RAFVR Age 21. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 23:00 hrs joining some 90 other aircraft to bomb Cologne.
This was the only aircraft lost and no further details as to where - lost without trace.
Pilot: P/O. David Gray Dickie. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 32. Son of David and Mary Dickie, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 353 flying hours logged and having completed 6 operational sorties.
Obs: Sgt. Albert Leslie Glaves. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 43. Son of George and Amelia May Glaves; husband of Margaret Emma Glaves, of Treforest, Glamorgan, Wales.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Peter Somers. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 37. Husband of Joan Isabel Somers, of St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, England.
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edward Ralph Hall. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 44. Son of Ralph Edgar and Hilda Martha Hall, of Cambridge, England.
Researched with the assistance of Jenifer Lemaire and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to the research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below:
Image of P/O. David Gray Dickie reproduced under licence: Auckland Library Heritage Collection: 23 July 1941: AWNS19410723-34-18.