CAMPBELL, Colin Blair

Plane was a Handley Page Hampden Mk 1 AE378 lost on shipping recce off the Norwegian coast. The aircraft failed to return from the mission and presumed to have crashed into the North Sea. All four crew were lost and no trace of the plane or crew have ever been found.

Last Name
CAMPBELL
Given Names
Colin Blair
Service Number
406431
Date of Birth
09/10/1920
Birth Location
Freemantle W.A.
Enlistment Date
09/12/1940
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
15/08/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
455 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Operations
Air ops. From the UK
Date of Death
15/08/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge, 1939-45 star, defence Medal, War Medal, Atlantic Star
Notes

Plane was a Handley Page Hampden Mk 1 AE378 lost on shipping recce off the Norwegian coast. The aircraft failed to return from the mission and presumed to have crashed into the North Sea. All four crew were lost and no trace of the plane or crew have ever been found.

Posting on Death
455 Squadron UK
NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

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