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ID: 0-754885
Entered the Service From: New York
Rank: First Lieutenant

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 

352nd Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group,


Died: Wednesday, July 26, 1944
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery
Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

Plot: C Row: 20 Grave: 13

Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

Lt. William D. Campbell
B17G  42-102929
B17G  42-102929

26 July, 1944. William D. Campbell left from Lucera, Italy, for a bombing mission on several factories in Wiener Neundorf, Austria, but never returned home.


Two B-17 bombers colided in the air after beeing hit by enemy fighters and Lt. Campbell went MIA. Later his body was found 12 KM's from the crash site hanging in a tree all torn up and a piece of iron bar pierced his groin . Cause of death in his IDPF: unopened Parachute.




B17G  42-102929

First Lt. Campbell was burried at a Civilian cemetery in Puchberg, Austria. The cemetery and grave side had a marker that said: "Hier ruhn funf Amerikanische flieger" (five American pilots are resting here). In 1949 his remains were moved to the Ardennes US Cemetery and he was identified by dental records, hair remains, height, shoe size, age and collar insignia etc. He was no longer an unknown dead overseas soldier