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Campbell, Douglas, 1896-1990



  • Existence: 1896-1990

Biographical Note

Douglas Campbell was born on June 7, 1896 in San Francisco, California. Due to World War I, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1917, leaving college to do so. Campbell was assigned to the Air Service and became a pilot. He was assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron and, during the war, served in France. He earned ace status on May 31, 1918 with his fifth aerial victory against an enemy aircraft over Lironville, France. Campbell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, French Legion d'Honneur, and Croix de Guerre.

Post-war, Campbell worked for W.R. Grace and Company for many years. In 1939, he became the Vice-President of Pan-American Airways and was named the airline's general manager in 1948. Douglas Campbell died on October 16, 1990.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hamilton Coolidge World War I Collection

Identifier: 2000-10-16-101
Abstract Hamilton "Ham" Coolidge (1895-1918) was one of many young men from wealthy New England families who enlisted during World War I. The collection contains materials related to Captain Coolidge's service a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron. Coolidge achieved Ace status, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and was killed in action.

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