Callister, Ian Hope

Ian was born on the 18th March 1922 in Brighton, Victoria. He enlisted in the RAAF on the 21st June 1941. After training he was posted to 79 Spitfire Squadron and served in the Islands off North Australia fighting the Japanese enemy aircraft. His friend and fellow 79 Squadron pilot David Hopton wrote, “Ian shot down our first kill and … Read More

Campbell, John Murdoch

John was born on the 5th February 1922 in Roma, Queensland and he enlisted on the 18th July 1942. He joined 457 Squadron and flew Spitfires and Wirraways. John was killed in an accident on the 6th October 1944. An edited version of his  aircraft’s records is as follows:Accident 1620 hrs on the 06th October 1944. After taking off from … Read More