Sergeant James Dwight PICKUP

Service No: 401589
Born: Scarborough, England, 18 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 March 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 149 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 149 Squadron Stirling aircraft W7582), near Mildenhall, 10 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry and Gertrude Mary Pickup, of Charlbury, Oxford
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 128, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1657 hours on 10 November 1942, Stirling W7582 crashed during a training exercise as the result of a fire in the starboard outer engine. The crash occurred just to the east of Kingsway Road, Mildenhall, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W7582 were:

Flight Sergeant James Algernon Clough (646433) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Louis Victor Fossleitner BEM (149) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Cyril Hill (937575) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Frank Hughes (1080084) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Squadron Leader William Cyril Hutchings DFC (43481) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Dwight Pickup (401589) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Barter Seigne (126740) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/151/123

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