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Theodore W Campbell 1
Level of Education: 1 year of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1920 1
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Place: Oswego County, New York 1

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26 Feb 1942 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
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12056508 1
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Syracuse New York 1
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Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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S/Sgt Theodore Canpbell, 321st BG WWII POW

Tunisia, North Africa

Shot-Down 4 April, '43 Stalag Luft 17

Theodore was an Aerial Gunner in the B-25 #41-13183, Hit by FLAK and made an emergency crash landing on a single engine behind Enemy lines /POW until July, 1945

Campbell, Theodore W., S/Sgt., Gunner, Enlistment Service # : 12056508
MISSING IN ACTION on 04 April 1943~POW~On Bombing Mission; The target was El Djem airdrome. The escort was Spitfires.  700 rounds of ammunition was expended.  288 x 20 lb frags were dropped in train from 6000 ft.  Lt. Adcock and crew failed to return.  He was last seen with his left engine smoking.  It was later confirmed by two Spitfire pilots that the ship went down behind enemy lines.
A/C No.   41-13183 (Hit by flak – down behind enemy lines)
P: Adcock, Roy D., 1Lt~POW
CP: Johnson, Richard S., 2Lt~POW
N: Hill, Raymond D., 2Lt~POW
B: None listed – likely the navigator
E: Lippincott, Spencer H., S/Sgt~POW
R: Boyd, Hugh A., T/Sgt~POW
G: Campbell, Theodore W., S/Sgt~POW

El Djem:  Mission Target for 4 April 1943

Type Military airfield Coordinates 35°19′02.17″N 010°40′40.97″E? / ?35.3172694°N 10.6780472°E? / 35.3172694; 10.6780472 (Approximate) Built 1944 In use 1944 Controlled by United States Army Air Forces

(POW)  World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
Name: Theodore W Campbell
Serial Number: 12056508
Race: White  
Residence state: New York      
Report Date: 4 Apr 1943
Latest Report Date: 12 Jun 1945     
Grade: Staff Sergeant  
Grade Notes: Major or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or
Director of dietitians or Director of physical therapy aides or Staff Sergeant or
Technician 3d Grade or Lt. Commander or Petty Officer, 2nd Class  
Service Branch: Army  
Arm or Service: Air Corps  
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps  
Organization Type: Bombardment, Medium  
Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System  
Area Served: North African Theatre: Tunisia  
Detaining Country: Germany  
Camp: 025  Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated  
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.  

Theodore Campbell 1920-1999


U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Theodore W Campbell    Birth Year: 1920      Race: White, citizen (White)  
Nativity State or Country: New York   State of Residence: New York  
County or City: Oswego       Enlistment Date: 26 Feb 1942   Enlistment State: New York  
Enlistment City: Syracuse     Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA  
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA   Grade: Private  
Grade Code: Private   Source: Civil Life       Education: 1 year of high school  
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled painters, construction and maintenance    Marital Status: Single, without dependents   Height: 64   Weight: 136  
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   Nationwide Gravesite Locator
DATE OF BIRTH: 1920    DATE OF DEATH: 1999  
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006   Name: Theodore W Campbell
Birth:  1920   Death:  1999  Service Info.: S SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II  
Cemetery: Pine Plains Cemetery     Cemetery Address: 4804 Grange Rd Clay, NY 13041  

National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files    Honoree Hometown Service Source   
Theodore William Campbell Syracuse, NY U.S. Army Air Forces Joanne Colomb  
Theodore William Campbell    BRANCH OF SERVICE : U.S. Army Air Forces
HOMETOWN: Syracuse, NY    HONORED BY: Joanne Colomb, daughter    
PRISONER OF WAR 1943-1945.
(Researched by Historical Resercher, Patti Johnson/ Entered and added to by Historian Barbara Ennis Connolly

Ted Campbell's Family

New York

Theodore;  THEODORE W. CAMPBELL: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - July 31, 1999   Deceased Name: THEODORE W. CAMPBELL   Theodore W. "Ted" Campbell, 78, of Cicero died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

Born in Fulton, he lived in Cicero 44 years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He retired in 1979 after 10 years as a carpenter with Carpenter's Local 12. He was a communicant of and usher at Sacred Heart Church, Cicero.

Survivors: His wife of 51 years, the former Mary E. Driscoll; three daughters, Joanne Colomb and Patricia Campbell, both of North Syracuse, and Donna Kotlarz of Cicero; two sons, William of Clay and David of Canton, Maine; three sisters, Fern Craner of Mexico, Catherine Tallaksen of San Jose, Calif., and Paula Zutes of Kanab, Utah; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Fergerson Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Cicero. Burial, Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. Calling hours, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 215 S. Main St., North Syracuse.

Contributions: North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Box 215, North Syracuse 13212.
Edition: Final  Page: B4
Theodore W Campbell
Birth: 1920
Death: 1999
Burial: Pine Plains Cemetery
Clay, Onondaga County. New York, USA
Created by: Amber Hahn
Record added: Oct 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60377392

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