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James R Campbell


Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102561, Killed in Action (KIA).

Purple Heart


Units served with


  • 42-102480 Boots II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 1/5/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 2/4/44; on training mission 23/4/44, with John Brotbeck, Co-pilot: Chas Irving, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Bombardier: Owen Womak, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102561

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; slated 385BG, Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-D] Snetterton 22/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Chas Irving, Bombardier: John Flanyak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Zalaker,...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Bluffs, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 27 May 1944
Died 27 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
23 August 2021 17:15:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5164 / MACR 5164; Snetterton Falcons, pg 134 & 149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database