|42 Squadron expert sought -- 1944, Imphal area, India||Matt,
Is this the chap were talking about?
42 Sqn/Ground Attack Training Unit (GATU)* RAF
Hurricane IIC LF261
Hit tree during practice dive-bombing 20m SE of Ranchi.
150134 F/L Robert CAMPBELL RAFVR +
Buried at Ranchi War Cemetery, India. 2.A.7.
* CWGC quotes his unit as 42 Sqn, Jagan/A-B LA100-LZ999/30 - GATU.
PS. I owe you, and quite a few others, an email. My system went haywire and I lost a lot of emails - a techie has been able to retrieve a quite a few of them, and I will reply to the ones he has located, shortly. Apologies to others.
Happy New Year - Chin-up Mate!
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 30th December 2017 12:57:26|
|42 Squadron expert sought -- 1944, Imphal area, India||[QUOTE=Matt Poole;130927] Thanks, and I hope your resurrection from computer hell continues to bring positives. Don't worry about writing me an email -- there are so many other things to do that should take priority. Happy New Year![/QUOTE]
Matt, Let me know what you need from the time period you mention.
FYI a sortie report related to 42 squadron from July that i uploaded a while ago mentions Campbell - [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/The-National-Archives-TNA/AIR29-439-42-Sqdn-Appendices/42Sqn-1944-07-07-SortieReport[/url] (This report is the one dealing with the popular clip of hurricanes dropping bombs on an Imphal Road in IWM collections).
His death/Unit is confirmed by the RANCHI ORB - Campbell was attending a 'Leaders Course' with GATU in Ranchi when he crashed in the Hurricane LF261. ....Read More.||Jagan on 30th December 2017 11:38:32|