Biography

Birth date: 30 May 1918
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: O380 - Second World War, 1939-1945
392 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: No. 24 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 24 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Sound (1)

Sound

Group Captain John Brook Hampshire DFC (Rtd) as a pilot in RAAF and USAAF bomber operations, South West Pacific Area 1943-1945, recorded for Lex McAulay

Hampshire speaks of his RAAF flying experience from enlistment to 1942; operational experience as a bomber pilot with No 6 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF on Lockheed Hudsons with 43rd Operational Group USAAF and as Commanding Officer No 24 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF both on B24 Liberators from 1943 to 1945;...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1918-05-30
Date of discharge 1968-02-29