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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Dickinson


John Holt Dickinson was born in Bolton on 1st March 1919. His parents, Norman and Mary Dickinson moved to Southport, where John attended King George V School.

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 Me109s fired on him as he was descending and he was dead on landing. His Hurricane came down at Plurenden Manor Farm, High Halden.




Dickinson was 21.

He was cremated at Golders Green and his ashes are buried in St. Marys churchyard, Egton-with-Newland, Lancashire.


Above image courtesy of Glenn Gelder.


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