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Robert L Campbell


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

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).


Units served with

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here:

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter 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)


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.


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

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

Promotion 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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).


Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:20:40 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events

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

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

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

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list