Theodore R Campbell

Military

Assigned to 348BS, 99BG, 15AF USAAF.. Failed to Return (FTR) Innsbruck in B-17 42-5832; no.3 engine on fire, run away prop, A/C exploded in mid air, crashed Innsbruck, Germany; MACR 1527 Prisoner of War (POW)

 

Awards: AM (6OLC), POW, EAME (2BS), WWII Victory.

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Units served with

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: War Bird II

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Selbyville, Delaware 15 September 1920 Born Selbyville, Delaware

Prisoner of war

Prisoner of War (POW)

Stalag Luft IV, Tychowo, Poland 19 September 1943 - 1 May 1945 Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV

Died

Summerville, South Carolina 2 July 1970 Died Summerville, South Carolina

Buried/ Commemorated

Boone Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, South Carolina 5 July 1970 Interred Boone Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina