Wing Commander Ivan McLeod CAMERON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 24225 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1928
Unit: No. 110 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 110 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft N6212), Germany, 28 September 1939, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Isabel Louise Cameron, of Bealiba, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Wing Commander Cameron is the first aviator from Australia to be killed on Air Operations in World War II. He was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 18 December 1927.

On 28 September 1939 No. 110 Squadron Blenheim IV N6212 took off 0740 hours from Wattisham on a reconnaissance of the Munster area. The aircraft and crew were lost over Germany.

The crew members of N6212 were:

Wing Commander Ivan McLeod Cameron (24225) (RAF) (Pilot)
Aircraftman Class I Thomas Fullerton (522192) (RAF) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Thomas Cecil Hammond (562535) (RAF) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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