Kenneth O. Campion

NAME
Kenneth Oscar Campion
NICKNAME
Ken
SERVICE NUMBER
O-9312
UNIT
VMSB-241
Pilot
HOME OF RECORD
Fountain City, WI
(native of Lyon County, MN)
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Kenneth Campion
DATE OF BIRTH
September 9, 1917
ENTERED SERVICE
May 8, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
Missing In Action
Declared Dead June 5, 1943
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS

Second Lieutenant Kenneth O. Campion was a Marine dive bomber pilot assigned to VMSB-241, stationed on Midway Island.

On 4 June 1942, Campion flew a Vought Vindicator (SB2U-3 #2076) in an attack on the Japanese battleship Haruna during the battle of Midway. He and his gunner, Private Anthony J. Maday, survived the bombing run, but gave chase to a Japanese fighter and disappeared into cloud cover. Neither Marine was seen again.

Lieutenant Campion’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Navy Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Second Lieutenant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered
MEMORIALS
Honolulu Memorial

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