Nomad 3521 Casualty Identification

Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell

Flight lieutenant Peter Campbell, Royal Air Force.
Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell, Royal Air Force.
(Photo: Used with the permission of the Campbell Family)

Peter Campbell was born in March, 1916 in Quilon, India. He attended school in the United Kingdom and was a clerk prior to his enlistment in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1936.

Flight Lieutenant Campbell was posted to Canada as a flight instructor on loan from the RAF.

Peter Campbell’s RAF wings found at the crash site in Lake Muskoka.
Peter Campbell’s RAF wings found
at the crash site in Lake Muskoka.
(Photo: Laurel Clegg)

On 13 December 1940, while participating in a search for a missing airman, his plane, Nomad 3521, collided with another and crashed into Lake Muskoka.

When the Ontario Provincial Police surveyed the lakebed surrounding the crash site, they found the personal effects of Flight Lieutenant Campbell and Leading Aircraftman Theodore Scribner Bates. Among the items were Campbell’s cigarette case, RAF buttons and RAF wings.

Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell was buried in September 2013 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery alongside Leading Aircraftman Bates.

Peter Campbell’s cigarette case with his initials.
Peter Campbell’s cigarette case with his initials
found at the crash site in Lake Muskoka.
(Photo: Laurel Clegg)
Peter Campbell’s RAF buttons found at the crash site in Lake Muskoka.
Peter Campbell’s RAF buttons
found at the crash site in Lake
Muskoka(Photo: Laurel Clegg)