Albert Harvey Vickers J21585

Unknown - Unknown

A. H. Vickers

438 Squadron

Vickers was with 118 Sqn between May and September 1943; four months are completely missing from the microfilm. But he appears in October 1943 on the flight roster as a pilot officer just before they shipped out to the UK. He’s also on the squadron photo taken during the summer of 1943 in BC in front of a Kittyhawk. He is in the photo of pilots in the UK and on all flight rosters until shot down in Sep 1944.

At the date of 28-09-1944, time: 08h00, Pilot A H Vickers (Flying Officer, RCAF) service number J/21585 flew Typhoon Ib serial JR497 (squadron code F3-F) for this duty: bombing mission. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss: Abandoned near Papenbeek after being hit by flak. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 438. The location for the map is Well, Netherlands. Circumstances at the end of this mission for Vickers: prisoner of war (PoW).

After being shot down, he was sent to Stalag Luft 1. His PoW number was 6183.