Paul Revere Campbell (Red) was born on 3 March 1921, son of John Dennis Campbell and Melvina Elizabeth Boles.  Lt. Campbell was killed in Service 29 June 1945 and is buried at Steekee Cemetery, Loudon, TN

Pilot, U.S. Naval Air Corps

The Knoxville Journal, 4 July 1945
Lt. (j.g.) Paul R. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Campbell, Loudon, Tenn., was killed in a plane crash at the Naval Air Base, Melbourne, Fla., Friday night, June 29, while taking night-fighter training. Lieutenant Campbell enlisted in the Naval Air Corps July 7, 1942, and had the honor of begin the first high school graduate in Loudon County to be accepted for Naval Air training. He received his training at Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C., the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., and received his wings at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. He was an instructor at Corpus Christie until he was transferred to Mel bourne. Lieutenant Campbell received his commission as lieutenant (j.g.) on April 1, 1945. He is survived by his parents and six brothers; Pvt. John Campbell of the U.S. Army; Lt. Joe Campbell of Welch Convalescent Hospital, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Pvt. Robert Jackson Campbell, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Seaman Third Class William Campbell, New London Naval Base, New London, Conn.; and Pete and Matt Campbell of Loudon. He is also survived by one sister, Ivavine Campbell, Loudon.

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  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 March 1921
  • Date of death: 29 June 1945
  • County: Loudon
  • Hometown: Loudon
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Steekee Cemetery, Loudon County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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