Dakota Mk III FZ655

 

Dakota III FZ655 of 437 RCAF ‘Husky’ Squadron was lost on the 24th October 1944

 

The aircraft crashed near St Pol-sur-Mer, a suburb of Dunkirk, during a cargo flight from Antwerp (B) to Blakehill.

Flying Nightingale LACW Margaret Campbell WAAF 2041818 was flying aboard, along with F/Sgt Douglas Otto SCHNEIDER, F/Sgt Sydney Alfred GUMBRELL and W/O II John Herman SOPER.

Mercifully the aircraft was carrying no returning wounded – all are buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

Flying Nightingale LACW Margaret Campbell WAAF 2041818 - picture courtesy Kara Neave