BROWN, J., Sergeant, Unknown armed service; unknown service number
The remains recovered had not been identified but were likely those of this man. His remains are believed to have come from the Rangoon Cantonment cemetery. However, may have come from another site in the China-Burma-India theatre of operation. If anyone can discover the identity of this man, please contact us.
CAMPBELL, JAMES THEODORE, Lieutenant Commander, Service # 205425, U.S. Navy Reserve (Intelligence)
James Theodore Campbell was born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio 12 July 1906, to Orr Lee Campbell (1878-1951) and Tress "Tracy" Francis (Weitz) Campbell (1879-1963). He had two siblings, John Gerald "Gerry" Campbell, born in 1902 (died 1962), and sister Mary Francis Campbell, born in 1909 (died 1987). They resided in Lima, OH, through the 1920 census. The 1930 census shows them living in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He served as an intelligence officer. He entered the military 25 September 1942 and was a Lieutenant (0-3) by 1 January 1944. A bright man, he rose in rank quickly. Stationed in Rangoon, Burma, he was a passenger on the Graves Registration C-47B when it crashed and all aboard were lost on 18 May 1946 (all crew and passengers were declared dead by Public Law effective 17 May 1947).