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Campbell, William Robert (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1941-12-14

Birth Date: 1920-07-16 (age 21)

Born: Toronto, Ontario

Son of William Duncan Campbell and Mabel Nellie Smith, of Toronto, Ontario. William Duncan served in France during the First World War with the 15th Battalion, CEF, service number 799028, and he was w

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
14 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
I Spread My Wings And Keep My Promise
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
Observer
Service Numbers
R/69645

14 Squadron RAF Italy: Blenheim Z-5860 failed to return from a trip over Libya.

Killed includes Campbell: Sgt Frederick William Dennis RAF KIA Alamein Memorial Column 245. Sgt John Aubrey Redfern RAF KIA Alamein Memorial Column 243.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Flight Sergeant William Robert Campbell has no known grave.

Bristol Blenheim

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3602838)
Bristol 142M Blenheim Mk.V, RAF (Serial No. DJ702).

The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War. The aircraft was developed as Type 142, a civil airliner, in response to a challenge from Lord Rothermere to produce the fastest commercial aircraft in Europe. The Type 142 first flew in April 1935, and the Air Ministry, impressed by its performance, ordered a modified design as the Type 142M for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a bomber. Deliveries of the newly named Blenheim to RAF squadrons commenced on 10 March 1937. Wikipedia

YouTube Bristol Blenheim Bomber

Wkikpedia Bristol Blenheim

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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last update: 2021-10-05 20:09:43

Blenheim IV Z5860



14 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) I Spread My Wings And Keep My Promise

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