CAMPBELL, James John

Flt/Sgt James John Campbell was posted to 9 Sqd. RAF flying Lancasters. Over a period of months James and his crew bombed targets such as Berlin and Frankfurt. Their last mission was to bomb Stuttgart but they were attacked by a German night fighter and shot down and killed. The Lancaster crashed 35km east of Stuttgart.

Last Name
CAMPBELL
Given Names
James John
Service Number
417335
Date of Birth
01/01/1923
Birth Location
Naracoorte S.A
Enlistment Date
25/04/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
25/06/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 27
Intake Date
25/06/1942
Finish Date
14/12/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
21/02/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
9 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Germany target Stuttgart Germany
Date of Death
21/02/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Durnbach Cemetery Germany
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-43 Star Ribbon A/C Europe Defence/War medal Star A/C Europe Defence and War medal
Notes

Flt/Sgt James John Campbell was posted to 9 Sqd. RAF flying Lancasters. Over a period of months James and his crew bombed targets such as Berlin and Frankfurt. Their last mission was to bomb Stuttgart but they were attacked by a German night fighter and shot down and killed. The Lancaster crashed 35km east of Stuttgart.

Posting on Death
9 Squadron
NAA Status
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Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs