HOOPER, GEORGE CAMPS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of George Churchill and Mary Francis Hooper, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Religion
Anglican
Occupation
Student
Service number
J/16717
Engagement
1940-11-20
Date of death
1942-07-30
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
RCAF
Plot 1 | Row AA | Grave 4
Military grave
Additional info

In the early morning of 30 July 1942 the inhabitants of the Belgian villages of Olmen and Balen were woken by a fierce air battle over the town. A German night fighter targeted a Wellington bomber of No.142 Squadron returning from a raid on Saarbrucken. The fight was finally resolved in a victory for German fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin. The bomber crashed in a meadow near Olmen and immediately caught fire. All six crew members were killed in the crash.

source: go2war2.nl

HOOPER, GEORGE CAMPS