Flying Officer Ross Hugh CAMERON

Service No: 401741
Born: Albury NSW, 11 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 March 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 79 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 79 Squadron Spitfire aircraft A58-434), Halmaheras, 27 March 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon Samuel Hill Cameron and Alice St. Ledger Cameron, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Albury NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 March 1945, Flying Officer Cameron in Spitfire A58-434 and Flying Officer Willoughby John Basey (407613) (Discharged: 14 February 1946) were detailed to carry out a sweep between Cape Salimoeli and Kaoe, Halmaheras Islands. The aircraft took off at 0900 hours with Flying Officer Cameron flying No 2. At about 0950 hours in the vicinity of the Lobela village, Flying Officer Basey lost sight of his No. 2 and he called him radio without response. He searched the area but could find no trace of A58-434 or Flying Officer Cameron. He returned to base at 1030 hours. Other searches were carried out but were unsuccessful. Later in 1945 the wreck of A58-434 and the remains of Flying Officer Cameron were found in the village of Wassia.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/922; A9845, 123

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