Service Details
Name:
WATT
Given Name:
ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL
Initials:
A C
Service No:
777903
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
49 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1941-12-28
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Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in Hampden AE419 (EA-T), at 09.30hrs on the morning of Sunday 28th, Group orders rattled in requesting 20 of the squadron's Hampdens for an attack on the synthetic rubber plant at Huls. Take-off began at 17.30hrs with all aircraft becoming airborne without any problems. The attack was carried out by 81 Hampdens of 5 Group and the bombing results were reported as good. Group lost 4 Hampden crews from the raid; 2 from 144 Sqdn, 1 from 408 Sqdn, and the fourth was AE419 flown by Sgt Archie Watt and crew. The bodies of this crew have never been recovered and it is believed that the aircraft came down in the sea.
Additional
Information:
On war memorial in Marandellas, Rhodesia. Now known as Marondera, Zimbabwe. RAF Number: Enlistments in Rhodesia
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 54.

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