Eldest son of Rear-Admiral George McOran Campbell, C.M.G.
Address in 1941: 'Jacques', Pipers Lane, Harpenden, Herts
Educated at St Edwards, Oxford; BA (Eng), Cantab
prev. 2nd Lieut, Royal Corps of Signals Aug 1926-Nov 1929, then an Aeronautical Engineer and pilot
m. Jean Emily [Mitchell] in 1928 (d. 1976)
(3 children before 1941)
Postings: 1FPP, 2FPP, 4FPP, 4aFPP, 6FPP, 15FPP
"A hardworking and methodical pilot, and a good officer."
"(Jan-42) Has done very little flying as a pilot lately, as he is employed on the engineering side on Liberator training."
"This officer's work on the collection of data for and the writing of handling notes is of a very high order. He is a very hard worker and has put in exceptionally long hours."
In May 1955, Flight reported: "Another Bristol appointment announced last week was that of Mr. James McOran Campbell as senior technical representative in Pakistan ... In pre-war years Mr. Campbell was with de Havillands and Imperial Airways, and during the war flew as an A.T.A. pilot, later becoming a Hawker production flight development engineer and test pilot. He joined the Bristol engine division in 1951."
d. 4 May 1990 - Plymouth: a "much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather... A very special and Christian life, greatly missed by all of us."