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17.10.1941 No. 242 Squadron Hurricane I V6575 P/O. Campbell

Operation: Patrol

Date: 17th October 1940 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 242 Squadron

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: V6575

Base: RAF Coltishall.

Location: Off coast, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Pilot: P/O. Norman Neil Campbell 41824 RAF Age 27. Killed


During patrol off the coast of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk engaged a Do17 and was shot down at 09:00 hrs. 

His body was recovered from the North Sea and rests in Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk.


Above and left Scottow Cemetery as visited by Aircrew Remembered 2012

Burial Details:

P/O. Norman Neil Campbell. Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Grave 244. Son of Alexander John and Isabell Gravers Campbell, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1.

We welcome any additional details for this loss that we can add to his page of remembrance.

KTY 18.06.2015 Map changed

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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