William Roland Campbell was born on January 12, 1925, in Maryland. He was the son of Stanley Lewis Campbell.
He resided in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on August 20, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
William served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on the B-24 #44-41011 during World War II.
On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Wampeter.
SSgt Campbell is now buried in the Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com