Pilot Officer Hugh Donald CAMPBELL

Service No: 414761
Born: Brisbane QLD, 23 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 November 1941
Unit: No. 9 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Bardney
Died: Air Operations: (No. 9 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM528), France, 10 May 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold Hugh and Betty Kathleen Campbell; husband of Jean Elizabeth Campbell, of Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gatton QLD
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2210 hours on the night of 10 May 1944 Lancaster LM528 took off from Bardney to attack railway yards at Lille, France. The crew were on their first sortie after arriving from No. 51 Base Unit on 3 May 1944. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return from the mission. Post war it was established that the aircraft exploded in flight east of the aiming point and all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of LM528 were:

Flying Officer Arthur Bennett (151351) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Hubert Edwin Botting (156341) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant James Henry Butler (1593289) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer Hugh Donald Campbell (414761) (Pilot)
Sergeant Elliott Fullerton (2204572) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Jack William Logg Parker (1174732) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Albert Edward Tyne (423359) (Bomb Aimer)


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, 166/7/494

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