Pilot Officer Clarence CAMPBELL

Service No: 422411
Born: Tweed Heads NSW, 5 November 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 may 1942
Unit: No. 196 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Shepherd Grove
Died: Air Operations (No. 196 Squadron Stirling aircraft LK197), North West Europe, 31 March 1945, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Robert and Nora Campbell, of Jasper’s Brush, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Berry NSW
Remembered: Panel 283, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2224 hours on the night of 30 March 1945 Stirling LK197 took off from Shepherd Grove to drop supplies consisting of 10 containers and 4 packages in Norway. The aircraft had enough fuel for 10 hours 30 minutes flying. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft or of crew members.

The crew members of LK197 were:

Warrant Officer George Gregory Allman (422092) (Wireless Operator/Air)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Charles Brenner (1895463) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Clarence Campbell (422411) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Linney (1473690) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Edward Sidney Lloyd (2220162) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Francis William Matthews (1375612) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/7/928


Holmes, Steve with Ken Scott Sherlock’s Squadron: The Incredible true story of the unsung RAF heroes of World War II, John Blake Publishing, London UK, 2013

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