Warrant Officer Royston Richard CAMERON

Service No: 409507
Born: Brunswick VIC, 6 March 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Spilsby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 207 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ME522), Germany, 22 March 1945, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Violet Elizabeth Cameron, of East Coburg, Victoria, Australia; husband of Betty Georgena Cameron, of Coburg, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0145 hours on the morning of 22 March 1945 Lancaster ME522 took off from Spilsby detailed to bomb the Deutsche Erdolwerke refinery at Hamburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was believed that the aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at 0406 hours at Hamburg-Freihafen, Germany. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ME522 were:

Warrant Officer Royston Richard Cameron (409507) (Navigator)
Sergeant Kenneth William Clapperton (1596784) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant N McD Cox (1815413) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant James Douglas Grime (1670596) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Joseph Johnson (1594492) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Roland Leslie Werner (427822) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Arnold West (1474264) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/7/909

Book Now Book Now