Brian Price WICKS


WICKS, Brian Price

Service Number: 416815
Enlisted: 11 September 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 576 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Unley Park, South Australia, 21 July 1923
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (air collision), Ulceby, England, 16 December 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cambridge City Cemetery, United Kingdom
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Reference: Grave 13514.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Caboolture War Memorial, Highgate Congregational Church Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

11 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 416815, Aircrew Training Units, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 416815, No. 576 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...416815 Aircraftman Brian Price Wicks, RAAF, (later Flight Sergeant, 576 Squadron, RAF) of Unley, SA. He was a clerk prior to enlisting in September 1941. Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Wicks was the Air Gunner on aboard Lancaster LM332 which took off from RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, on the night on 16 December 1943 for a mission over Berlin. The aircraft collided with another shortly afterward and crashed near Ulceby Lincolnshire. All on board were killed. Flt Sgt Wicks was 20 years of age." - SOURCE (