Cerro Gordo County

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Floyd County


Lt. Thomas J. Campbell




Mason Cityans In The Armed Services

What They’re Doing

Cadet Thomas J. Campbell, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Campbell, 509 Jefferson avenue northwest, has entered the army air forces classification center, Nashville, Tenn. There he will take examinations to determine for which branch of air crew service, piloting, bombardiering or navigating, he is best titled. Campbell has two brothers in the service, Joseph, an aviation cadet, and Erwin, in the infantry.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, August 07, 1942, Page 14

Flying Cadet

At Maxwell Field is Thomas Justin Campbell, son of Mr. and Ms. David E. Campbell, 509 Jefferson avenue northwest. He was accepted as an aviation cadet July 31 in Nashville, Tenn. His brother, Francis E. Campbell, entered the infantry in 1940, and another brother, Joseph H. Campbell, entered the army air forces in 1940.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, September 09, 1942, Page 11


Was Member of 8th Army Air Force;
Succumbed Feb. 16

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Campbell, 407 Hulin, Charles City, formerly of Mason City, received word that their son, Lt. Thomas Justin Campbell, of the 8th army air force, was wounded in flight over France and died on Feb. 16, in Cambridge, England.

Lt. Campbell was born in Charles City, Oct. 30, 1919. He was a graduate of the Holy Family high school, Mason City, with the class of 1937. He entered the United States service Dec. 29, 1941, receiving his commission as pilot on April 29, 1943, at McCorty field, Valdasta, Ga. He arrived in England Dec. 1, 1943.

Besides his parents, Lt. Campbell is survived by 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Pfc. Francis E. Campbell in the south Pacific; Lt. J. H. Campbell, Hawaii; John, Charles City; Mrs. A. W. McGuire, Mary and LaVonne, Mason City, and Virginia, Charles City. He also has a brother-in-law in the service, Capt. A. W. McGuire, station unknown.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, February 25, 1944, Page 14

Charles City Airman Gets Air Medal Award

Charles City – 2nd Lt. Thomas J. Campbell, pilot on a Liberator, has been awarded the air medal somewhere in England, it was announced by Brig. Gen. James P. Hodges. The award was for “exceptionally meritorious achievement while in 5 separate bomber combat missions over enemy occupied continental Europe.” His parents are Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Campbell, Charles City.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, March 09, 1944, Page 8

Thomas Justin Campbell was born Oct. 30, 1919 to David E. and Loretta Kelsh Campbell. He died Feb. 14, 1944 and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rockwell, IA.

Lt. Campbell served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 703rd Bomb Squadron, 445th Bomb Group and was KIA in Norfolk County, England.

Source: ancestry.com