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Bruce L Campbell

Military

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Sicily in P-38G 42-12987. Mid air collision whilst weaving with formation. Baled out. Prisoner of War(POW). 18-Jun-43. MACR 308.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 49th Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nance County, NE, USA 1922

Son of Harry V and tilda Campbell.

Lived in Belgrade, NE 68623, USA 1941
Enlisted Offutt AFB, NE, USA 21 January 1942
Based Duxford 26 January 1943 – April 1943

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Teleghma, Algeria April 1943 – 18 June 1943

Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF.

Mid air collision / baled out Sicily, Italy 18 June 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Sicily in P-38G 42-12987. Mid air collision whilst weaving with formation. Baled out. Prisoner of War(POW). 18-Jun-43. MACR 308.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2017 19:26:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84581249-bruce-l-campbell/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/245453534?terms=Bruce%20L%20Campbell
https://www.fold3.com/image/38291318?terms=Bruce%20L%20Campbell

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p133 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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