Flight Sergeant John Murdoch CAMPBELL

Service No: 426532
Born: Roma QLD, 15 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 457 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 457 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-643), near Humpty Doo NT, 6 October 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Murdoch Campbell and Winifred Jean Campbell, of Wyambeh, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Roma QLD
Remembered: Panel 106, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 6 October 1944, Wirraway A20-643 crashed near Humpty Doo while attempting a climbing roll. The aircraft had insufficient speed causing the nose to drop and the aircraft went into a spiral dive and crashed, killing both crew members.

The crew members of A20-643 were:

Sergeant Francis Robinson Broadbent (15432) (Fitter II Airframe, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant John Murdoch Campbell (426532) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/658; A9845, 198

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