JERRY A CAMPAIGNE
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JERRY ALAN CAMPAIGNE

WALL NAME

JERRY A CAMPAIGNE

PANEL / LINE

1E/21

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/08/1963

HOME OF RECORD

CENTRAL VALLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shasta County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY ALAN CAMPAIGNE
POSTED ON 4.8.2004
POSTED BY: Crystal

Thanks!

Hi! I am writing this in order to thank you for the sacrifice you made to our country. I know how hard it must have been and I know that many people could not have done what you did. You definitely were a courageous person. I know that you are greatly missed, but you will never be forgotten. I am saying this to you from everyone in Gridley, Illinois. R.I.P Crystal Alvey

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POSTED ON 11.13.2001
POSTED BY: John Campaigne

Jerry Alan Campaigne

Jerry was my only brother. We were both captains in the Air Force in 1963 when Jerry was killed.

Jerry was a tactical air command officer on deployment with the USAF special Air Warfare Center's
Air Commando Group, Det. 2A. While serving on a combat mission as the co-pilot/navigator, his
B-26 plane was shot down inbound to target approximately 33 N.M., north, northwest of Pleiku
in South Vietnam. Both he and the pilot, Capt. Andrew C. Mitchell III, died instantly when the
left wing came off and the aircraft crashed and burned.

Campaigne Street at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was named for Jerry shortly after his death, and
he received the purple heart and the distinguished flying cross. Burial was in Lawncrest Memorial
Park, Redding, California.

He left a wife and four year old son. Our dad died when Jerry was also almost four years old.
Jerry had a jovial personality and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
He loved the Air Force, he loved to fly, he loved life and he was a heck of a ball player.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2001
POSTED BY: Givana Campaigne Hartman

Jerry Alan Campaigne

Jerry was my dad's brother. I was almost eight years old when our family received the news that
Jerry's plane had been shot down on April 8, 1963 in Vietnam. My mother's brother had died in a
terrible car accident just a few months earlier so the family had a lot of heartache within a short
period of time. Though loss is great, love is strong and keeps the memory of our brave ones alive.

This picture was taken of Jerry when he was a cadet.
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POSTED ON 2.2.2001
POSTED BY: Richard (Dick) Madigan World's Greatest Gunner

Friend

Not only a friend but mentor. We flew together at Shaw AFB. Gone but never forgotten my friend.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2000
POSTED BY: Jack Williams

I remember Jerry

The wing broke of off the B-26 flown by Andrew Mitchell and Jerry as they made a bomb run. Capt. Bandera (first name not recalled) was flying with them and saw it. I was originally scheduled to fly with Mitchell. The Sqdn. changed me to fly with Mike Newmeyer.
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