Campbell, William J.

Item

Title

Campbell, William J.

Performer

William J. Campbell

Interviewer

Unknown

Description

Mr. Campbell was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but was an American citizen moved to the United States when he was young. Wanting to join the conflict, Mr. Campbell crossed the Detroit River to enlist in the Canadian Royal Navy. Even though he was born in Canada and was a Canadian citizen, he was often referred to as a Yankee. The veteran was given a Canadian Naval Ensign that flew over his ship during the Invasion of Normandy. During this oral history, Mr. Campbell describes several experiences he had in the North Atlantic and in the British Isles.

Exact Date

Unknown

Date Span

Service Dates: Unknown
Dates of Service

Subject

Enlisted; Royal Canadian Navy; HMCS Chaudière; World War, 1939-1945; European Theater; North Atlantic; Able Seaman (British/Commonwealth Rank); Veterans; Oral History

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Original Object Type

MiniDV Tape

Collection Location

018.VHP 1/22

Digital Object File Type

.mp4

Date Digital File Created

October 2021

Run Time

Unknown

Transcript Available

No

Digital File ID

Campbell_William_1_22.mp4

Rights

Please note that all VHP participants retain the copyright to their materials; therefore, researchers must obtain permission from the veteran (or their next of kin) before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Please contact VHP at (888) 371-5848 or vohp@loc.gov if you are interested in using VHP materials in exhibition or publication.

Spatial Coverage

Second World War - European Theater

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