Campbell, Reynold George, A2C

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Last Rank
Airman 2nd Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1954, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 2nd Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clifton, New Jersey
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Bombardment Squadron3rd Bombardment Group, LightUS Air Force
  1951-1952, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1951-1952, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1952-1954, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1951-1952, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Airman Second Class Campbell was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On January 13, 1952, while on a night interdiction mission over the Anju/Sinaju area of North Korea, his aircraft was shot down. Two of his crew were captured. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on February 28, 1954. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial...Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov

"Date of Loss: 520113
Tail Number: 44-34600
Aircraft Type: B-26C
Wing or Group: 3rd Bombardment Wing (L)
Squadron: 8th Bombardment Squadron (L)
Circumstances of Loss: At 2350-I, about 10 miles northwest of Sunan and at an altitude of 4,000 feet, the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The two known survivors, the pilot and navigator
Crewmembers Association With This Loss:
Cambell, Reynold G PFC USAF MIA
Downes, Jr. Harold W 2Lt USAF MIA
Enoch, Kenneth 1Lt USAF RMC RMC Big Switch
Quinn, John S 1Lt USAF RMC RMC Big Switch"
Source: Korwald Loss Incident Summary, http://www.dtic.mil
   
Comments/Citation
Note: According to the Korean War POW/MIA Network at http://koreanwarpowmia.net Reynold George Campbell was promoted to A2C posthumously. He was included on the Korean War Prisoners of War list by either the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. The source of the inclusion was "Repatriated Korean Conflict POWs." (Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, Ancestry.com). It was not unusual for airmen to be included on lists as POWs and later declared deceased. No further information has been found to date that would suggest he was a POW at the time of his death.

"Name: Reynold George Campbell
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1929
Gender: Male
Home City: Clifton
Home State: New Jersey
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 28 Feb 1954 (Note: Presumed death date)
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Other Aircrew
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Regular
Rank: Airman First Class
Pay Grade: Airman Second Class"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com
   
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