Campbell, William J.

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Title

Campbell, William J.

Performer

William J. Campbell

Interviewer

Unkown

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.

Date Span

Dates of Service

Subject

Enlisted; Royal Canadian Navy; HMCS Chaudière; World War, 1939-1945; Second World War - European Theater; Able Seaman

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Collection Location

1/22
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