LEST WE FORGET

Wing Commander Waverley Edward CAMERON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 32072 (RAF)
Born: Queensland, 26 June 1909
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 107 Squadron (RAF), Coastal Command Detachment, RAF Station Leuchars, Fifeshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 107 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V6023), off Scotland, 6 April 1941, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 28, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

On 6 April 1941, Blenheim V6023 was tasked for convoy escort duty and took off from Leuchars at 1200 hours in company with other aircraft from the Squadron. While flying at 200 feet V6023 did a steep turn to starboard and crashed into the sea off Pittenweem, Fife.

The crew members of V6023 were:

Wing Commander Waverley Edward Cameron (32072) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant William John Howlett (550180) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Henry Spatchett (511016) MID (RAF) (Observer)

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
McNeill R (Ross), Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publishing UK, 2003
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record J1795, 4/86