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Jack Randolph Campbell

Military

Pilot F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. MIA/KIA. MACR 15.
Possibly the plane was shot down over the North Sea by Fw.Edwin Roden of 4./JG1.
Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-12775

    F-5 Lightning
    F-5 Lightning 42-12775, 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF, lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. Pilot Jack R Campbell MIA/KIA. MACR 15. ...

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE

    4 April 1943
    13th Photographic Rreconnaisance Squadron despatches 3 F-5's to gather photographic images of potential targets in Belgium and northern France. 1 F-5 is reported MIA near Antwerp, Belgium.

Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Died North Sea 5 April 1943

Lost on photo recon mission from Mount Farm to Antwerp, missing 4th April 1943 near Antwerp, Belgium, presumed down in the North Sea. MIA/KIA. MACR 15.

Commemorated Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK 1945

Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

Lived in Kane County, Illinois
Assigned RAF Mount Farm Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7PG, UK

Assigned 13th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 20:29:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to events and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 30-Jun-2015. Made connection to mission wihtin existing website data; Added Commemorated event per American Battle Monumnets Commission (ABMC) Records; MACR 15.

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2015 22:01:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR bare bones.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15 MACR Details.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p.99, ABMC

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