LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Derek Goldsworthy WICKS

Service No: 437960
Born: Adelaide SA, 23 May 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 24 April 1943
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Oxford aircraft BM782), Dublin SA, 27 March 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Mallala War Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard John and Annie Adelaide Wicks; husband of Ruth Wicks, of Payneham
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

During flight training on 27 March 1944, at 1145 hours Airspeed Oxford BM782 crashed 3 kms south west of Dublin, South Australia, from unknown causes and its pilot, Leading Aircraftman Wicks, flying solo, was killed.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 240

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