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Campbell, Stuart Somerville

Date of death:
September 7th, 1944
Buried on:
Malta War Memorial
Service number:
1555102 (NCO)/184644 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
? Flight Sergeant
12 August, 1944: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 39 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Citation:
"This airman has proved himself to be a valiant and devoted member of aircraft crew. He has participated in many sorties, including numerous attacks on enemy shipping and throughout has displayed a high standard of navigational ability. In June, 1944, when over a target in Northern Italy, his aircraft was struck by fragments of shell which started a fire. Flight Sergeant Campbell was wounded but, despite this, he succeeded in extinguishing the outburst. He afterwards navigated the aircraft home in the face of great difficulty. Towards the end of July, 1944, this airman was again a member of a crew detailed for an air operation. During the mission his aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire. A fire started but he extinguished it. Although deprived of the full use of navigational aids he guided his pilot safely home. This airman has isplayed a high degree of courage and resolution.
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)

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