Our Guns Didn’t Work

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Our Guns Didn’t Work

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Mr. Campbell talks about a very dangerous mission on which his crew lost a comrade.

David Robert Campbell

David Robert Campbell was born on May 16, 1916. Mr. Campbell grew up on the family farm with his brother and sister in Elgin County, Ontario. He attended a one-room schoolhouse, then went to Western University on a scholarship, studying math and physics, later becoming a high school math teacher. Mr. Campbell joined the Royal Air Force as a navigational instructor in 1940. He taught navigation to many students and flew numerous operational missions as a navigator. Though he was never wounded, Mr. Campbell saw many of his colleagues fall. After the war Mr. Campbell returned to teaching math.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
2:49
Person Interviewed:
David Robert Campbell
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
Burma
Battle/Campaign:
Burma
Branch:
Air Force
Units/Ship:
356 Squadron
Rank:
Officer
Occupation:
Navigator

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