Colin Reynolds Campbell (1921 - 1942)

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Colin Reynolds Campbell
1921 - 1942
c. 1921
April 29, 1942
Colin Reynolds Campbell was born c. 1921, and died at age 20 years old on April 29, 1942. Colin Campbell was buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. Grave 14-17. in France. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Colin Reynolds Campbell.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 997954 Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 78 Sqdn.
April 29, 1942
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Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. Grave 14-17. in France
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Colin Campbell passed away at age 20 years old on April 29, 1942, and was buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. Grave 14-17. in France. Colin Reynolds Campbell was born c. 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Colin Reynolds Campbell.

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Colin Reynolds Campbell lived 50 years shorter than the average Campbell family member when he died at the age of 21.
The average age of a Campbell family member is 71.

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In 1921, in the year that Colin Reynolds Campbell was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1930, by the time he was only 9 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, Colin was 17 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, in the year of Colin Reynolds Campbell's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).


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