Sargeant Ross Dickie was my uncle whom I never knew. He was an air gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on August 30, 1944, along with three other crew members, when their Whitley bomber exploded and disintegrated over Scotland. He died five months before his older brother, Captain Richard Dickie, who was killed in action during the liberation of Holland.
It is heartbreaking to think about my grandparents receiving the news that both of their young sons had died.