Martin Hoyt Campbell Jr. was the son of Martin Hoyt Campbell and Pauline Kimsey.

Buried at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Turtletown, Polk County, Tennessee.

Martin Hoyt Campbell Jr. perished when the U.S. Army Air Corps P-39Q Airacobra, with serial number 44-2378, he was piloting collided with a B-17G Flying Fortress with serial number 42-31296 at Kingman, Arizona. The bomber left Kingman Airport on a gunnery training mission jointly with a USAF Bell P-39Q Airacobra registered 44-2378. While flying at an altitude of 12,000 feet, the pilot of the Bell misjudged the distance between both aircraft, causing the Bell to hit the left wing of the Flying Fortress. At least 15 feet of the left wing was sheared off. Out of control, both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located near Kingman Airport. All 15 occupants on both aircraft were killed.

The Knoxville Journal, November 11, 1944
The friends and relatives of Lt. Martin H. Campbell Jr., Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Campbell Sr., Lt. And Mrs. Kimsey Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Byron W. Rippy, Pvt. Lynn Campbell, Mr. William Campbell and Mr. Don Campbell, are invited to attend the funeral of Lt. Martin H. Campbell Jr., Sunday, Nov. 12, fromt he home on the Blue Ridge Highway, near Copperhill, Tenn. Interment in Zion Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

Photo courtesy; Danny Mashburn

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1921
  • Date of death: 3 November 1944
  • County: Polk
  • Hometown: Copperhill
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Turtletown, Polk County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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