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Campbell, Ronald Fawcett (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-January-30

Birth Date: 1915-January-12 (age 27)

Born: Campbellton, Restigouche, New Brunswick

Frederick William Campbell & Sadie Priscilla Fawcett

Home: Campbellton, New Brunswick (parents)

Enlistment: Vancouver, British Columbia

Enlistment Date: 1940-12-06

Service
RCAF
Unit
500 (MP) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Quo Fata Vocent (Whither the fates may call)
Base
RAF Bircham Newton
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Navigator
Service Numbers
R/81267
500 County of Kent Squadron Hudson aircraft V-9109 took off from Bircham Newton at 01:17 and was forced to ditch in the sea off Lowestaff, England. FS Campbell and two RAF members of the crew died of motor boat injuries sustained during the rescue attempt.

Killed includes Campbell: Sgt Robert James Clarke Garrett RAF KIA Dalry Cemetery Ayrshire, Scotland Sec. T. Grave 241. Sgt James Harrop RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 85. Sgt Grahame David Hart RAF KIA Grays Old Cemetery Thurrock, Essex Sec. A. Grave 325.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. lll V9109

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #V 9109 went down in the sea off Lowestaff, England. FS Campbell and two RAF members of the crew died of motor boat injuries sustained during the rescue attempt. One RAF crew member missing believed killed.


500 (MP) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Quo Fata Vocent

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