The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Dickinson
John Holt Dickinson was born in Southport and went to school there. He joined the RAFVR about November 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 27th May 1940.
He converted to Hurricanes and was posted to 253 Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey on 8th June.
Dickinson was shot down in Hurricane P3213 on 30th August by Fw. Kock of II/JG26 over Dungeness.
He baled out but it is believed that Me109's fired on him as he was descending and he was dead on landing.
Dickinson was 21.
He is buried in St. Marys churchyard, Egton-with-Newland, Lancashire.