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Campbell, Roy (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1945-February-21

Birth Date: 1923-July-13 (age 21)

Born: Edmonton, Alberta

Fredrick Sven Forslund & Florence Hughes

Home: Edmonton, Alberta (parent)

50 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Sic Fidem Servamus (Thus we keep faith)
Pilot Officer
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Took off from Skellingthorpe at 17:02 in Lancaster Mk I (Sqn code VN-X Bomber Command) on an operation to attack the Mittelland Kanal near Gravenhorst Germany.

Damaged by flak over th target and shot down by a night fighter out-bound and crashed at Griendtsveen, Limburg Holland.

Killed includes Campbell: F/O Peter Gordon Anderson RCAF J/36360 pilot KIA Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery Holland grave XV. D. 8. P/O Donald Alexander McFayden RCAF J/44252 Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery Holland grave XV. F. 9. P/O Ward Rex Southcott RCAF J/94334 KIA Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery Holland grave XV. D. 11. Sergeant Fred Seddon Langton RAF KIA Overloon War Cemetery Holland grave II. B. 2. F/Sgt Denis Alphonsus McCauley RAF KIA Overloon War Cemetery Holland grave II. B. 1.

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Crew on Lancaster Mk.I LL741

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I LL741

VNRAF RoundelX

Delivered to No. 50 Sqn Nov 1943. Missing on operation to Gravenhorst 21/22 Feb 1945 (Mason). Robertson says "aircraft crashed and burnt" on the same date. Apparently on 92nd operation.

50 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Sic Fidem Servamus

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