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    Trying to identify a F/O Campbell RAFVR is proving elusive without a first name or service number. He was involved in two crashes while at Downham Market and survived both. First on August 24th 1944 in aircraft KB242 which bellied at Woodbridge returning from Cologne and in KB360 which crashed at Friday Bridge in the November. The logs for those dates details everyone's initials but his making it more difficult since there were a number of F/O Campbell's on station there in 1944.
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    Can you tell us the initials? if they are given?

    The Air Force Lists are available here
    http://archive.org/search.php?query=...rt=-publicdate

    Dennis
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hi Dennis thanks for the reply.

    I may have narrowed it down to three within the date. Campbell was not an uncommon name in 608 squadron but most don't appear
    to have survived active service. I have contacted a web site which is dedicated to RAFVR personnel but he drew a blank.

    F/O S Campbell, Downham Market 1944
    F/O J Campbell, Downham Market 1944
    F/O ? Campbell, Downham Market 1944

    The latter seems to be the one I'm looking for but it's impossible to tell since I can't find reference to the all important unique identifying details .
    As you may have guessed I'm new to researching and have already found most web sites purporting to be archival to be anything but.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    Can you tell us the initials? if they are given?

    The Air Force Lists are available here
    http://archive.org/search.php?query=...rt=-publicdate

    Dennis
    Without a service number I have no idea which were even in 608 Sqdn. The dates relate to being awarded the rank.
    These are those who survived. That is to say no record of a grave or memorial. There were 12 other Campell but they
    all gave their lives before or after Nov 44.

    I limited my search to Jan 43 to Dec 44.


    Campbell, J. S. C...... 20 Mar 43
    Campbell, D. D......1 Jul 43
    Campbell, R......23 July 43
    Campbell, M. B...... 25 Nov 43
    Campbell, J. C. K...... 28 Nov 43
    Campbell, T. D...... 31 Jan 44
    Campbell, J. A. S...... 12 Feb 44
    Campbell, E. D...... 6 Mar 44
    Campbell, F......2 May 44
    Campbell, K. H...... 30 Apr 44
    Campbell, J. W...... 31 Jun 44
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    I have managed to determine through station logs that Campbell received promotion from Pilot Officer to Flying Officer between the 3rd and 6th of October 1944.
    There is nothing in the LG or elsewhere relating to this either. His absence from the official record is inexplicable.

    Any suggestions?.

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    Hello,

    The officer you want is: F/O J CAMPBELL.

    THE ROLL OF HONOUR.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE.

    Wounded or Injured in Action - Campbell, Flg. Off. J.

    ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

    Killed in Action - Webb, Flt. Lt. S. D.

    The Times. Tuesday, March 6, 1945. p.6.

    Possibly: 1670594/(164124) John CAMPBELL RAFVR.

    Col.
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    Many thanks Col Bruggy. My searching is now almost at an end.

    Drinks on me :-)

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