Campbell, William Edward, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1115A, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1952 - 1969
Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McAllen, Texas
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jan 29, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33W 012

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 Unit Assignments
497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1968-1969, 1115A, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Night Owls
  1968-1969, 1115A, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Operation Barrel Roll - Laos/Ho Chi Minh trail
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1948-1952, Texas A&M University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1968-1969, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Major Campbell flew the F-4 with the "Night Owls" of the 497th TFS, 8th TFW.
He and his navigator, Captain Robert E. Holton, were shot down by AAA on a mission over Mu Gia Pass in Laos.   

His remains were identified in 2016 and were inurned or interred in Arlington, where he already had a memorial stone, on May 18, 2017.
 
   
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