Flying Officer Arthur William Frederick QUICK

Service No: 401567
Born: Melbourne VIC, 5 May 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 March 1941
Unit: No. 1655 Mosquito Conversion Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1655 Mosquito Conversion Unit Mosquito aircraft DK285), off the Isle of Man, 5 November 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Arthur and Julia Quick; husband of Margaret Quick, of East Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Thornbury VIC
Remembered: Panel 189, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2205 hours on 5 November 1943 Mosquito DK 285 took off on a cross country night flying exercise. The crew were briefed to fly at 25,000 feet the target being the Isle of Man. The aircraft was due back at 0100 hours but did not return to base. An aircraft was seen to dive into the sea about one mile out between Port Greenock and Derby Head, Isle of Man, and it was considered that this may have been DK285. Surface craft searched during the night, and air sea rescue aircraft took off shortly after daylight and thoroughly searched the area during the day with nil results. In 1949 it was recorded that the crew members were lost at sea.

The crew members of DK285 were:

Flying Officer Peter Thomas Leeds Hallett DFC (400276) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Arthur William Frederick Quick (401567) (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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/34/11

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