Flying Officer Stanley Charles HICKS MID

Service No: 400322
Born: Wood Green England, 4 November 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 August 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 627 Squadron (RAF), RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Awarded the Mentioned in Despatches
Died: Air Operations: (No. 627 Squadron Mosquito aircraft DZ616), Cambridgeshire, 6 January 1944, Aged 34 Years
Buried: Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Albert and Mary Ann Hicks.
Roll of Honour: Red Cliffs VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 5/6th January 1944, Mosquito DZ616 took off from RAF Oakington at 0123 hours, detailed to bomb Berlin. The aircraft crashed two minutes later at Dry Drayton, six miles north west of Cambridge. Both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of DZ616 were:

Flying Officer Francis Felix Fahey AFM (406352) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Stanley Charles Hicks MID (400322) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/435

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