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Peter R W Wickham

Military

Wing Commander RAF, on DS (Detached Service) with the 4th from #2 TEU (Tactical Exercise Unit) where he was Chief Flying Instructor. 9 x missions [4FG].
Sep-44 Posted to HQ, ADGB as a staff officer
Mar-45 Leads RAF Peterhead Mustang Wing on Norwegian sorties.
Awards: DSO, DFC +Bar.

Service

Units served with

  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

Aircraft

  • 44-13534

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C struck by flak strafing Loco's and transports NW Strasbourg, France. A/C was not seen to go down. Pilot Major Archibald M Thomson Jr evaded capture 28-Aug-44; hidden in France until area liberated. Evaded EVD....

  • 42-106726

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Col. Donald Blakeslee, CO of the 4th Fighter Group.

  • 44-13352

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. This was one of the first 'bubbletop' Mustangs to reach the 4th Fighter Group, and was also one-time personal aircraft of Captain Joseph L Lang.

  • 44-13319

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to 376FS, 361FG 8AF.

  • 44-13519

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-14125

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nairobi, Kenya 26 March 1918

Born 26 March 1918 Nairobi, Kenya.

Detached Service Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 31 July 1944 – 26 September 1944

Detached Service with 4FG from 2 Tactical Exercise Unit [TEU].

Tactical Test flight France 1 August 1944

Flew in section with Col. Blakeslee, Capt. Godfrey and Lt. Glover using new tactics — flying below the bomber boxes.

Lived in Lake Tanganyika 1946
Died 29 April 1970

Died 29 April 1970.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 14:04:05 Al_Skiff Changes to events and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 13:54:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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