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William A. Campbell papers
MS 232  
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The collection consists of materials from former Tuskegee Airman William A. Campbell. Items in the collection include a variety of formats, such as books, videotapes, photographs, posters, and documents. Materials in this collection primarily relate to African American history, the military history and service of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Campbell's personal life. Some items pertaining to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. are also included.
In 1937, William A. Campbell graduated from the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Campbell went on to become a member of class SE-42-F, which graduated at Tuskegee Army Air Field on July 3, 1942. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. On June 2, 1943 Campbell was among the group of soldiers that served as wingmen to pilots of the 33rd Fighter Group in the first combat mission for 99th pilots in WWII. Campbell would eventually become commanding officer of the 99th Pursuit Squadron and in 1947 he became Group Commander of the 332nd Fighter Group. Campbell went on to fight in two more wars during his military career, as he served in both Korea and Vietnam. He remained in the service until 1970, reaching the rank of full Colonel. After his retirement in 1970 Campbell taught management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a member of the Tuskegee Airmen Commission established by the State of Alabama.
4.25 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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This collection is open for research.