New England Air Museum
Edwin Strum Campbell

 

Recent Address:

2902 W. Kelly Park road, Apopka, FL 32712-5131

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Maude

Hometown:

Belpre, OH

Date Entered Service:

October, 1943

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th

Location of Unit:

Tinian (1945)

Missions Flown:

3 to Singapore, one to Rangoon, and a trip to mine the harbor of Saigon.

Hump Missions Flown:

3

Targets:

30 over Japan (4 over Tokyo) which destroyed Mitsubishi Aircraft Factory.

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, with 2 Bronze Oak Leaves  China-Burma-India Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Gunner

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sergeant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Worked for Sears, Roebuck Co. for over 32 years.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

A special memory is a fly-over the USS Missouri at the peace signing.

Comments:

After suffering a stroke, raised miniature horses with his wife. Both learned to ride after the age of 65.

Mr. Campbell passed away March 21, 2001 and is buried at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City, FL

 


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