F/LT Kevin S Dodrill RAF
Aircraft: Mosquito HJ763
Squadron: 107 RAF
Date of crash: 17/03/1944
Related Airmen:F/LT David M Campbell Pilot RAFVR
F/Lt Kevin Sean Dodrill DFC
Kevin Sean Dodrill, DFC, Flight Lieutenant, 49027, Nav./Bomber, 107 Sqn RAF VR.
Departed from RAF Lasham. Aircraft was written off beyond repair. Aircraft lost a wing and dived into the ground at Woodcott range.
F/L Kevin S. Dodrill served at great Massingham from March 1941
DODRILL, Kevin Sean, Warrant Officer (581086, Royal Air Force) – No.107 Squadron – Distinguished Flying Cross – awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 June 1942. Citation from Flight, 23 July 1942.
“This Warrant Officer is an exceptionally skilful navigator and bomb aimer. During his first operational tour he completed many successful attacks on targets in the Low Countries, and later he completed many sorties at night. Warrant Officer Dodrill has commenced a second tour of operations. His past experience, initiative and skill render his services of great value.”
Son of George and Margaret Dodrill; husband of Dorita Angela Margaret Dodrill, of Woodston.
F/Lt David Mark Campbell
Died 17/03/1944, aged 31.
120419. 107 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of David and Elizabeth Campbell, of Kerrykeel.
Significant bomber and multi-role aircraft from 1942. Took part in many famous raids such as attacks on Amiens prison and Gestapo headquarters in Bergen.
This is my Fathers Uncle. Dad still places a poppy for
Him each Remembrance Day
Thank you for letting me know. Paul McTaggart, our plane historian, would like to contact you about your uncle.
Kevin Dodrill DFC was mega grandfather’s brother, he was an inspiration to me as a young boy and influenced my military career
K O’D QGM MSc
This is my Dad George’s youngest brother, he was my uncle Kevin
Thank you for letting us know – will email separately
Great to see some posts here from the Dodrill family. I’m Kevin’s grandson. My late mother, Moira Lee (née Dodrill), was born very shortly after my grandfather was killed in this terrible accident. I recently visited his grave very near to where my grandmother (Dorita Dodrill) lived in Woodston in Peterborough and I’m pleased to say it was in good order. Best wishes to everyone in the Dodrill and Campbell families.