Donald Campbell BALFOUR

BALFOUR, Donald Campbell

Service Number: 416402
Enlisted: 21 July 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 October 1922
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Rose Park School, Pulteney Grammar School, South Australia
Occupation: Staff of G.J Coles & Co. Ltd.
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 14 January 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 Jul 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 416402, No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 416402
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Arthur Howard and Margaret Ethel Balfour, of Adelaide, South Australia.


21-Year-Old Adelaide
Pilot's Feat
Pilot-Officer Donald Campbell Balfour, the Adelaide airman who destroyed an enemy fighter near Stettin, Germany, by pulling up the nose of his Lancaster so that the port wing hit the Junkers' port wing, is only 21.
He is a son of Mrs. M. E. Balfour, of North terrace, Adelaide, and of the late Mr. Arthur Balfour. He was educated at Rose Park School and Pulteney Grammar, and enlisted in 1941. He trained in Australia, and left for overseas in 1942. Before enlistment he was employed on the staff of G. J. Coles & Co., Ltd. His uncle, Lieutenant V. J. Campbell, said today that Don was always popular at school, and was a good all-round sportsman.