On 1944-07-12, Pilot J C Campbell (Flight Lieutenant, RAF) with an unknown servicenumber, flew a Spitfire IX with serial MJ141 for this duty: Escort. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss: Abandoned near Caen. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 416. The location for the map is Caen, France. Circumstances at the end of this mission for Campbell: see next.
I am the niece of John Lindley Campbell, better known as Jack, ‘Black Jack’ or ‘Cam’. He was the individual mentioned in the screenshot below (from your website) whose Spitfire was shot down over Normandy 12 July, 1944. He was captured by the Germans and was moved from place to place as the Germans retreated. Approximately six weeks after his capture he and several others managed to escape. Jack made his way back to Allied lines with the assistance of the French Resistance, met up with American fighters and was transferred back to his squadron. He survived the war, married, had children and lived in Ontario, Canada until his passing at the age of 72. I have included a screen shot of his squadron photo below.
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