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Robert L Campbell

Military

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Wing
    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/51

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron
  • 361st Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Garden City, NY, USA 1941
Based Martlesham Heath March 1943 – 24 August 1944

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA 26 April 1944

Taxiing Accident Bradley Field, CT Cat 3 damage Lt Robert L Campbell, 26-Apr-44.

P-47D 41-5995 - 361FS 356FG

Transferred Saffron Walden, UK 24 August 1944 – October 1944

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) October 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 14:55:31 Lucy May Changes to unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit Histories

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2017 12:23:41 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Campbell&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Campbell%2C+Rober...

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2017 12:22:40 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Campbell&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Campbell%2C+Rober...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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