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1Lt Donald Campbell, Jr

1Lt Donald Campbell, Jr

Birth
Death 20 May 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56787235 · View Source
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Husband of Dorothy M. Campbell who resided in Clovis, New Mexico.

Donald served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #42-100249, 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Essex County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on June 8, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of automobiles and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-100249 took off from Kunming, China on a sea sweep combat mission. They never were heard or seen again and are believed to have crashed at sea. However it was noted as a battle casuality and mentioned that they could have been victims of anti-aircraft fire. The entire crew of 11 were lost.

Donald was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-803773

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100249:

Barna, Basil ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ
Campbell, Donald, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NJ
Cromer, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Eberhardt, Gerard R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Gendler, Louis J ~ Sgt, Photographer, MA
Harper, James L ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Jeffries, Garland B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, KY
Kent, James C ~ Cpl, Gunner, AR
Kent, Lloyd F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
McCorkell, George J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Romine, Luther F, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787235
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Donald Campbell, Jr (1921–20 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787235, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .