Colin Millis CAMPBELL


CAMPBELL, Colin Millis

Service Number: 402436
Enlisted: 19 August 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia, 19 December 1912
Home Town: Quirindi, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Public Accountant
Died: Injuries (Prisoner of War), Bad Homburg Hospital Germany, 29 August 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Durnbach Cemetery, Germany
Plot 5. Row E. Grave 14.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Quirindi & District Memorial and Clock Tower
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World War 2 Service

19 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 402436, Aircrew Training Units
29 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 402436, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
29 Aug 1942: Imprisoned Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

460SQN Wellington Z 1412 crashed near Leiden on the Dutch Coast on the 8th of June 1942 - Sergeant Campbell was taken POW and died in Germany from his injuries (his brother Lang Campbell NX28995 also died as a POW)

All other known crew survived the war after being taken POW: Flight Lieutenant Douglas David Hurditch 402862 RAAF (discharged in 1975 as an Air Vice Marshal O21976) / Sergeant Eric Frances Maher 404448 RAAF (discharged December 1945) / Sergeant Tinkler 1006942 RAF / Flight Sergeant Henden 747961 RAF