His brother, Russell D. Campbell, born 19 May 1922, served in the U.S. Army, Corporal, from 9 October 1942 to 5 February 1946. He died 11 January 1980 and is buried in the Monahans Memorial Cemetery, Monahans, Ward Co., Texas.

 

His brother, Thomas W. Campbell, born 4 July 1926 served in the U.S. Army from 25 April 1945.

He died 21 June 2007 and is buried in the Trinity Memorial Park, Midland, Midland Co., Texas.

 

His brother, Irvis R. Campbell, born 7 November 1928, served in the U.S. Army from 26 October 1953 to 25 October 1955. He died 1 April 1999 and is buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas.

 

His brother, Bobby J. Campbell, born 14 July 1931, served in the U.S. Air Force from 15 April 1950 to 11 April 1953. He died 19 June 1975 and is buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas.

Irvis R. Campbell

SHOEMAN, DELBERT DANIEL, Technical Sergeant, # 39199241, USAAF

 

Delbert D. Shoeman was born on 13 January 1923 in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., Washington, to Charles Shoeman (1881-1927) (Finland – naturalized) and Olivia Shoeman (1884-    ) (Finland - naturalized) . Sibling was Carl Roy Shoeman (1917-1993). He married Martha Marie (Barnes) Shoeman on 24 March 1945 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 30 June 1942, employed by the Peninsula Plywood Corp., resided at 610 S. Pine St., Port Angeles, Clallam Co., WA, and described himself as 6’, 155 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Tacoma, Washington, on 1 February 1943. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 29 January 1946 a C-46D Commando, # 44-78226, assigned to the China theater of war, 513th Troop Carrier Group, 330th Troop Carrier Squadron, Shanghai, China, departed the airfield at Tsinan, China, on a passenger and cargo flight to Shanghai. The C-46 made it to Shanghai but because of ground fog, could not land. The pilot was instructed to fly 5 minutes north of the airfield beacon and have all crew and passengers bail out. This was done at 5,000’ altitude but they landed in the Yangtze River and were lost. The C-46 crashed on land 15 miles northwest and was searched. On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.  A memorial is in the Sunset Memorial Park, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., Washington.

 

His brother, Carl R. Shoeman, born 29 November 1917, served in the U.S. Army from 26 December 1942 to 1 December 1945. He died 20 October 2015 and is buried in the Mount Angeles, Memorial Park, Port Angeles, Clallam Co., Washington.