CAMERON Anthony Carlyle 415923

LEST WE FORGET 

Flying Officer Anthony Carlyle CAMERON 

Service No: 415923
Born: Collie WA, 27 May 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1942
Unit: No. 102 Squadron (RAF), RAF Pocklington, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 102 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ME772), Germany, 5 November 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Donald Cameron and Violet C. Cameron, of Bowelling, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Halifax ME772 took off from RAF Pocklington at 1741 hours on the night of 4 November 1944, detailed to bomb Bochum, Germany.  Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Laudensberg, Germany, a village 4 kms north west of Aachen. and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ME772 were:

Flying Officer Eric Bolton (157916) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Anthony Carlyle Cameron (415923) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Martin Peter Frobisher (153321) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flying Officer Robert Frederick Hudson (156283) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Thomas Jones (3010723) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Edward Cornelius Martin Swart (1486325) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Madeley Wilby (1595172) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/689