Campos, Jose C., Jr., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1941 - 1950
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miami
Last Address
Johnson AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jun 28, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Pinal Cemetery - Central Heights, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen


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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Bombardment Squadron3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1950-1950, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-26 (B-26) Invader  
  1950-1950, A-26 (B-26) Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 28-JUN-1950
Time:  
Type:
Douglas B-26B Invader
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-34238
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 3rd Bmb Wg (L). Conducted bombing mission against the rail yards at Munsan, 20 mi N of Seoul, flight instrument malfunction while returning to base, crashed into Yellow Sea near Chin-do.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/


http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83699

 

Staff Sergeant Campos was the tail gunner on a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On June 28, 1950, while on a combat mission, the flight instruments on his aircraft malfunction and the plane crashed into the Yellow Sea. His remains were recovered.
http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_4795#.U2Z9sygbFVU

   
Comments/Citation


 
 
Birth:  May 16, 1919
Death:  Jun. 28, 1950

 
Inscription:
S Sgt 3 Bomb CP AF WWII & Korea
 
Note: World War II Veteran & Korean War Veteran
 
Burial:
Pinal Cemetery
Central Heights
Gila County
Arizona, USA
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