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Lt. Robert W. Campbell enlisted in NYC on 23 July 1942. Assigned to the 369th Fighter Squadron on 29 December 1943, he flew 300 combat hours with the 359th Fighter Group before completing his combat tour of duty on 15 September 1944 and returning home to Syracuse, NY.

Aircraft included P-47D IV-Z 42-75048 and P-52B IV-Z 43-12435. Cpl. Robert B. Lynskey, armorer.

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 300 combat hours. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 15:33:56 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Photo of Lt. Bob Campbell sitting on a wingtank ready to be installed on his P-51, courtesy Harry Cuzner via John Oliphint.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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