William Geoffrey CAMPBELL

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CAMPBELL, William Geoffrey

Service Number: 261730
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Squadron Leader
Last Unit: RAAF Reserve (Civil Aircrew)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 September 1911
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Pilot
Died: Flying Accident, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 26 November 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Squadron Leader, SN 261730
26 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Squadron Leader, SN 261730, RAAF Reserve (Civil Aircrew), Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lodestar aircraft VH-CAB operated by Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) for the Allied Directorate of Air Transport crashed shortly after take-off from Wards airstrip near Port Moresby, New Guinea with all on board killed.  Australian service personnel buried at Bomana -

CAMPBELL, William Geoffrey (Squadron Leader) RAAF 261730 (Qantas Captain - Pilot)

HENDERSON, John Randolph Fleming (Pilot Officer) RAAF 410863 (Qantas First Officer)

LITTLE, Keith George (Flying Officer) RAAF 267726 (Qantas Engineer)

EVAN, Neil Grosvenor (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 417064 (Wireless Operator)

JENKE, Leslie Harold (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 8868 (Equipment Assistant)

McCARTHY, John Francis (Major) NX7195 (2nd Echelon Land HQ)

BOLGER, John Benedict (Lieutenant Colonel) NX462 (2/6th Field Regiment)

MARSTON, Edward John (Lieutenant Colonel) VX39064 (HQ 11 Australian Division)

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