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Discussion in 'Honor, Service and Valor' started by E. Campbell, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Nothing new there I'm afraid, but thanks anyway.
     
  2. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    982 replies, 117,380 views - given that NO ONE that drops in here is counted a second time on Invision Power forums... drop in guest visitors included from what I know.

    Does ANY other WW2 forum thread ANYWHERE on the net top this one? I think not. Chock a block with information too.
    You need to set aside an entire month to re-read it top to bottom...

    Kuddos E. Wayne and Alex Campbell

    Hey Skipper - do us proud and start working from the beginning replacing the broken image urls you provided. K?
    Damned, damned good stuff lost to us. Your work here has been the best of the best.
    - Must count in the thousands by now. Sorry chum. Wish list stuff for me. Sounds like restoring our old forum image galleries, particularly with working urls is not in the realm of reality.
     
  3. E.A.Campbell

    E.A.Campbell WWII Veteran

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    Hello All,

    Flt-Lieut. E. A. Campbell has Gone for a Burton.

    I am posting on Dad’s account this morning with some sad news. Dad passed away at 6:00 this morning.
    surrounded by family.

    You have all been following the story of this extraordinary life on this forum. What a remarkable 10 year journey it has been - tracking down Johannes Strassner, finding the villages and people who played a role in the events of July 28, 1944, and as a result of this forum, members of our family actually met some of those courageous French men and women who sheltered Dad and his crew. This whole story can be found in the entries on this forum.

    My Brother in Law John commented that dad is now with the rest of his crew sitting at the bar enjoying a British ale.

    Thank you to all who have played a role in revealing the events and characters in this remarkable story.

    I’m sure there will be more.

    The Campbell Family
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    I am so sorry to hear this news. Please accept my condolences. As others will undoubtedly agree, it has been our privilege to have your father as a member here.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thank you letting us know of Mr. Campbell's passing. I enjoyed reading his story here in the forum.

    What a grand man he was.
     
  6. Skipper

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    This is very sad news. I have always enjoyed talking to Alex and I will dearly miss our discussions. My son will be very sad too. He still has his picture proudly displayed on his wall. He has friends sleeping over for his birthday party , so I will only tell him when they are gone later today. I will always remember Alex as an example for all of us. He and Hazel being together after all those years and having lived such a tremendous life is the image we"ll keep on this side of the ocean. Today the forum has lost one of his true heroes. Condolences to the family :poppy:
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    My condolences for your sad loss.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Grim news, though thank you so much for passing it on.
    I hope his family and friends are proud of him, and holding up well.

    Alex will certainly be missed around here as a lucid, friendly and informative chap who contributed much to the memory of the Bomber Boys while also entertaining many of us who can only have barely an inkling of what his WW2 experiences must have been like. Still... at least we now have more of an insight after his generous presence.

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    Sincere condolences to you all, and I hope he's enjoying that beer.
    ~Adam.


    The video that started this chat:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypNUEgNSV1w
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Sad news, indeed. Condolences to his family. I enjoyed reading his posts, as did many of our members.
     
  10. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    :poppy:

    Rest in Peace Sir

    :poppy:
     
  11. Owen

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    Sorry to read that, condolences to you and your family.
     
  12. Poppy

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    Oh, my...Very sad.
    A great loss. Peace to Mr Campbell and his family.
    The apples do not fall far from the tree.
    Love.
     
  13. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    A terrible loss.

    Thank you so much for letting us know, he means a tonne to so many of us.
     
  14. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I am so glad that knowledge of he and his crew's exploits live on here. My deepest regards.
     
  15. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I received an email regarding F/S C S Johnson (who might be Charles James Johnson misidentified) who is mentioned in the post quoted here. Updating as the user did not register but I wanted to included the info for other researchers.
     
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    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran Patron  

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    May I add my sincere condolences to the Campbell family on their grievous loss.

    Ron
     
  17. E. Campbell

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    We are posting with more sad news, Wayne Campbell passed away just 5 months after his father did.

    We just wanted to update you all here because we know how much Wayne and Alex enjoyed interacting on this forum.

    - The Campbell family
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    Thank you for letting us know about Wayne's passing. It has certainly been a double blow for your family, to be sure. The loss earlier of one of our other members, Fred Wilson, makes this news even more poignant.
     
  19. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    This is tough news. I can't believe I am so impacted by the passing of people I only met on this site. Their good nature was more than strong enough to break through this ephemeral internet barrier.

    Tough, tough news.
     
  20. Skipper

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    What terrible news indeed. Wayne was so young! Thank you for letting us know about this .
     

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