DICKSON, Robert Walker

Plane was a Lockheed Ventura AE759 of the No. 21 Sqd. being flown from RAF Methwold in Norfolk to nearby RAF Feltwell for servicing. On the way back to Methwold the plane suddenly dived into the ground and exploded on impact with the loss of the six crew onboard.

Last Name
DICKSON
Given Names
Robert Walker
Service Number
401030
Date of Birth
04/08/1921
Birth Location
Belfast Ireland
Enlistment Date
08/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Kill or Discharge Date
10/12/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
Methwold RAF
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Methwold Hythe Norfolk England
Date of Death
10/12/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Feltwell [St. Nicholas] Churchyard Norfolk U.K
Notes

Plane was a Lockheed Ventura AE759 of the No. 21 Sqd. being flown from RAF Methwold in Norfolk to nearby RAF Feltwell for servicing. On the way back to Methwold the plane suddenly dived into the ground and exploded on impact with the loss of the six crew onboard.

Posting on Death
1Raf Stn Methwold
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - DICKSON Robert Walker - Service Number 401030 (edited-2)
1WAGS - DICKSON Robert Walker - Service Number 401030 (edited-2)
1WAGS - DICKSON Robert Walker - Service Number 401030 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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