Hickson (WH)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that WH Hickson was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  2. 16/02/1943 Lorient
  3. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  4. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  5. 05/03/1943 Essen
  6. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg
  7. 09/03/1943 Munich
  8. 22/03/1943 St.Nazaire
  9. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  10. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  11. 02/04/1943 Lorient
  12. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  13. 08/04/1943 Duisburg
  14. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt
  15. 13/04/1943 Spezia
  16. 26/04/1943 Duisburg
  17. 30/04/1943 Bocholt
  18. 04/05/1943 Rheine
  19. 12/05/1943 Duisburg
  20. 13/05/1943 Pilsen
  21. 23/05/1943 Dortmund (Incident)
  22. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  23. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  24. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  25. 21/06/1943 Krefeld (Failed to Return)

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)William Henry Hickson25
(2nd Dickie)Clifford Daniel1
Henry John Krohn1
Richard Joseph Ayres1
(Navigator)Allan Delamere Hutchinson 25
(Air Bomber)Alfred Edward Ralph Bexton1
Patrick Norman Croft24
(Wireless Operator)James Harrison Graham25
(Air Gunner)Joseph Francis Dowsing25
Michael Thomas Byrne1
William Gordon Leslie Brown24
(Flight Engineer)Fred Shaw Maltas25

Posting Dates

HicksonWilliam HenryIn From:
Out to:POW21/06/1943