James R. Campbell

Jim Campbell on a weapons carrier in India, 1945
Jim Campbell on a weapons carrier in India, 1945
Recent Address: 2340 North Carolina Highway 42-S, Asheboro, NC 27205-7943
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Family Info: Parents: Charlotte and Thomas; Daughter: Alice; Son: Jeffrey
Hometown: Grove City, PA
Date Entered Service: August 31, 1943
Service Number: 33682794
Bomb Group: 468th
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Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS (January, 1944)
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Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Ribbon
Service Schools: Truck Driving School, November 1943
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Rank Upon Discharge: Cpl
Crew Type: Flight/Ground crew
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Manufacturing Engineer, General Electric, 37 1/2 years
Thoughts About the 58th: 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
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Jim Campbell, C.2000
Jim Campbell, C.2000

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