New England Air Museum
James R. Campbell


Jim Campbell on a weapons carrier in India, 1945.


Recent Address:

2340 North Carolina Highway 42-S, Asheboro, NC 27205-7943



Family Information:

Parents: Charlotte and Thomas; Daughter: Alice; Son: Jeffrey.


Grove City, PA

Date Entered Service:

August 31, 1943

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Salina, KS (January, 1944)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Ribbon

Service Schools Attended:

Truck Driving School, November 1943

Military Specialty(ies):


Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:


Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Manufacturing Engineer -- General Electric, 37 1/2 years

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I am proud to have been in the 58th Bomb Wing. Although I drove trucks all my B-29 service, I was next to a lot of important action in WW II. Saw the fat bomb being loaded in Tinian. Got to ride over Tokyo when the surrender was signed. Also proud to be a member of the CBI organization. Was pleased to serve under Col. Edmundson and General LeMay.

Another proud spell: Although there is no record, I did basic and advanced training with the Airborne Engineers at Westover Field, MA. This was the glider group that ended up in Assam, Burma. It was discontinued as we were due for glider training.




Jim Campbell, C.2000


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