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1Lt John Corlis Campbell

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1Lt John Corlis Campbell

Birth
Sherwood, Renville County, North Dakota, USA
Death
30 Apr 1944 (aged 20)
France
Burial
Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID
56371495 View Source

He was serving as the pilot on a B-17G which took off from Podington, assigned to target Lyon-Bron airfield, France. They were attacked by six fighters on the return which knocked out the oxygen, completely destroyed the electrical system and caused severe damage to the cockpit. The warning system was also knocked out and he went to the rear to advise the crew to bale out when the aircraft exploded. At 1245hrs the wreckage fell at Viglain, 19 miles south-east of Orleans, France. 7 KIA 2 POW 1 evaded

He was serving as the pilot on a B-17G which took off from Podington, assigned to target Lyon-Bron airfield, France. They were attacked by six fighters on the return which knocked out the oxygen, completely destroyed the electrical system and caused severe damage to the cockpit. The warning system was also knocked out and he went to the rear to advise the crew to bale out when the aircraft exploded. At 1245hrs the wreckage fell at Viglain, 19 miles south-east of Orleans, France. 7 KIA 2 POW 1 evaded

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Entered the Service from North Dakota.


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