Campbell (D)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that D Campbell was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 27/05/1944 Rennes
  2. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  3. 31/05/1944 Mont Couple
  4. 05/06/1944 Longues
  5. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  6. 08/06/1944 Fougeres
  7. 11/06/1944 Tours
  8. 15/06/1944 Lens
  9. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  10. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  11. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  12. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  13. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  14. 12/07/1944 Thiverby
  15. 14/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  16. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  17. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  18. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny (Daylight)
  19. 18/07/1944 Wesseling
  20. 20/07/1944 Montcandon
  21. 22/07/1944 L’Hey
  22. 23/07/1944 Foret-De-Croc (Daylight)
  23. 28/07/1944 Hamburg
  24. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  25. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  26. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  27. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim
  28. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  29. 11/08/1944 Douai
  30. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  31. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  32. 12/09/1944 Wanne-Eickel (Failed to Return)

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Donald Campbell32
(Navigator)John Radford Rosser32
(Air Bomber)Albert Edward John Thorne1
Ronald Toomer31
(Wireless Operator)Ronald Bull7
Thomas Henry Warren1
William Jack Mintjens23
 Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)Eric McHugh Davies1
Francis Emanuel O’Connell1
Francis Henry Davidson32
Frank Vaughan Thomas1
Geoffrey Arnold Perry1
Jack Cecil Black1
Joseph William Robinson27
(Flight Engineer)Charles Douglas Eric Seaton1
Frederick Ronald Harmsworth-Smith1
John Kenneth Kershaw30

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WJ Mintjens [Courtesy of Edward Wing]