Charles Haiden Campbell was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN to Haiden Russell Campbell and Tillie Scholze. His mother died in 1925 and he lived with his grandmother Annie Scholze until the 1940’s. His father remarried in 1928. Charles Campbell enlisted with the Air Corps at Chattanooga in 1942.

Second Lieutenant Charles H. Campbell US Army Air Forces was on one of the first crews assigned to the 419th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group Heavy. He was a Navigator aboard B-17s flying out of Lucera, Italy. His last mission was aboard Barr Fly AC 42-31523 to bomb the aircraft factories at Weiner Neudorf-Austria. He was killed aboard by bullets from German fighter planes.

He was killed in action and is interred at E,18,32, Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France.

Awards: Air Medal 30 May 1944; Oak leaf Cluster 17 Jun 1944 while a Flight Officer; 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster 5 Aug 1944 Posthumous as a 2nd Lieutenant; Purple Heart and Europe-Africa-Middle East Service Medal.

Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles H. Starling
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles H. Van Houten
Navigator, 2nd Lt Charles H. Campbell
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Warren H. Garren
Engineer-Gunner, S/Sgt Belton L. Jones
Radio Operator-Gunner, S/Sgt Cahrles L. Jackson
Gunner, Sgt William F. Krippel
Waist Gunner, Sgt William H. Kelly Jr.
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Glenville J. Kingsley
Waist Gunner, Sgt Clayton L. Vowell

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 11 August 1944
Mrs. Julius Scholze, 4520 St. Elmo Avenue, received notification from the War Department yesterday that her grandson, Lt. Charles H. Campbell, navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber with the 15th Air Force in Italy, has been missing in action following a bombing mission over Austria July 26. Lt. Campbell has received a presidential citation. He is a former employe of the Provident Life Insurance Company here and a graduate of Chattanooga High School. He enlisted in September of 1942 and has been overseas since last March. He is also a grandson of  Mrs. Margaret Campbell, 717 Oak Street. His father, Pvt. H. Campbell, is on duty in France.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 January 1923
  • Date of death: 26 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 419th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Europe-Africa-Middle East Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Bottom Panel
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