August 1996

In Memoriam: William J. Campbell

Volume 79, Issue 8

William J. Campbell

Retired Major William J. Campbell died in January in Darby, Mont. He was 75.

He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant in 1943.

A World War II and Korean War veteran, he was part of the crew of USS Saipan which cruised around the world. In June 1960, he was co-pilot of the helicopter which rescued White House Press Secretary James Hagerty from a demonstration at the Tokyo International Airport.

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