Second Lieutenant Charles H. Campbell US Army Air Forces was on one of the first crews assigned to the 419th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group Heavy. He was a Navigator aboard B-17s flying out of Lucera, Italy. His last mission was aboard Barr Fly AC 42-31523 to bomb the aircraft factories at Weiner Neudorf-Austria. He was killed aboard by bullets from German fighter planes.

He was killed in action and is interred at E,18,32, Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France.

Awards: Air Medal 30 May 1944; Oak leaf Cluster 17 Jun 1944 while a Flight Officer; 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster 5 Aug 1944 Posthumous as a 2nd Lieutenant; Purple Heart and Europe-Africa-Middle East Service Medal.

Crewmembers
Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles H. Starling
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles H. Van Houten
Navigator, 2nd Lt Charles H. Campbell
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Warren H. Garren
Engineer-Gunner, S/Sgt Belton L. Jones
Radio Operator-Gunner, S/Sgt Cahrles L. Jackson
Gunner, Sgt William F. Krippel
Waist Gunner, Sgt William H. Kelly Jr.
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Glenville J. Kingsley
Waist Gunner, Sgt Clayton L. Vowell

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