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Charles F Campbell

Military

Service

People

  • Robert Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51231 no name

    B-24 Liberator
    The crash report showed there was over 400 gallons of fuel remaining in the tanks when this aircraft crashed. The accident committee determined the power failure was caused by the introduction of air into the cross feed system.

Missions

  • 702

    5 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Crash Landed/Seriously injured Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5SH, UK 5 November 1944

Campbell was seriously injured while returning from his first mission his fuel starved aircraft crash landed short of base.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2017 00:51:02 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom
page 196

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343

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