BORN: September 11, 1916 DIED: Oct. 19, 1973


A United States Marine Corps (USMC) Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot, Captain Campbell served in Marine Scout Bombing Squadron (VMSB-244), known as the "Bombing Banshees" in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He piloted 60 combat missions from December 1944 through September 1945, while taking part in the United States war effort known as "The Philippines Campaign" (1944-1945), which ultimately secured the liberation of the Philippines from Imperial Japanese occupation. For his service as a dive bomber pilot, Captain James E. Campbell USMC was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medal. The DFC medal is awarded to members of the United States armed services for "Heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight."

James Edward Campbell, Sr. Obituary

Campbell, James Edward Sr. - age 58, residence Savannah, Ga., husband of Mrs. Janet Franklin Campbell and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Campbell of Knoxville, passed away in Savannah Friday. Veteran of World War II, a major in the Marine Corps. Survivors: wife: sons, James E. Campbell Jr., Jon David Campbell; daughters, Mrs. Dennis Andrews, Miss Angie Campbell and Miss Linda Campbell, all of Georgia; brothers, David Campbell of Knoxville, John Campbell of Concord; sisters, Mrs. Oscar Howard of Missouri, Mrs. Given Woodward of Kentucky, Mrs. Lester Robinson of Florida, Mrs. Samuel Lawhorn of Knoxville. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday at Concord Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Maude officiating. Interment Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience Sunday evening. Arrangements by Roberts Mortuary.

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