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Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp

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Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp

Birth
Death
7 Apr 1940 (aged 27–28)
Memorial Site*
Englefield Green, Runnymede Borough, Surrey, England

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Panel 10.
Memorial ID
15266274 View Source

Cenotaph here

Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp was the first Canadian to be awarded the M. B. E. (Order of the British Empire).

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron's Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2524) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft while the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, was attacking the German battleships ‘Schamhorst' and ‘Gneisenau'.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE,
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Henry George ABLETT,
RAFVR Pilot Officer Julian Paul CHESTER-MASTER,
RAF Sergeant William Livingstone MacDONALD,
RAF Pilot Officer David Herbert WARDLAW and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Charles PEEL.

[115 RAF Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2949) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 41088
Age: 27
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk
MOTTO: ‘Despite The Elements'

Awards/Honours: M B E

Son of Frank H. and Emma E. Wickenkamp of Stenen, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp is commemorated on Page 604 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.

Cenotaph here

Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp was the first Canadian to be awarded the M. B. E. (Order of the British Empire).

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron's Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2524) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft while the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, was attacking the German battleships ‘Schamhorst' and ‘Gneisenau'.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE,
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Henry George ABLETT,
RAFVR Pilot Officer Julian Paul CHESTER-MASTER,
RAF Sergeant William Livingstone MacDONALD,
RAF Pilot Officer David Herbert WARDLAW and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Charles PEEL.

[115 RAF Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2949) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 41088
Age: 27
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk
MOTTO: ‘Despite The Elements'

Awards/Honours: M B E

Son of Frank H. and Emma E. Wickenkamp of Stenen, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp is commemorated on Page 604 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


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WICKENKAMP E. A., M. B. E.

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