669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Maj. Murdoch William Campbell

Pilot,  O-397425

Prisoner Of War

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 30-Jul-1914, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Entered Military Service: Date: 20-Dec-1939

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 6-Jun-1944
Captured: 11-Jun-1944 05:00, 16 km east Rouen in the field, By: Supply column in Fresne-le-Plan
POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 20-Feb-1946
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 50599

Died: 15-Aug-1981, Norfolk City, Virginia

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

MACR 6045 Details

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft and Other Circumstances. Crash landed just after target.

Two box leader's planes, Maj. Meng's and Maj. Campbell's, were hit even before they reached the target. ... Maj. Campbell was unable to make it. As the crews reported it, he kept his plane under control and appeared to make a normal landing in an open field in France. With him were Lt. William H. Palin, S/Sgt. Harold R. Hatch, and S/Sgt. James B. Thompson.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 68

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