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|36k||Joseph Eugene Campbell was born on 23 July 1919 in Vigo County, Ind. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on 29 March 1941 at St. Louis, Mo. After preliminary flight
training at Robertson, Mo., he was transferred to NAS Pensacola for further flight training. Appointed Naval Aviator on 17 December 1941, he was commissioned Ensign 21 January 1942.
Assigned to Cruiser Scouting Squadron 6 aboard USS Astoria (CA 34) in the Pacific, Ens. Campbell was killed in action while engaging the enemy in the Battle of Savo Island
on 09 August 1942. Joseph Eugene Campbell is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the web site: Honor States)
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(U.S. Navy Photo)
|John A. George
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|Joseph E. Campbell History|
|View the USS Joseph E. Campbell (DE 70) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Joseph E. Campbell as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Joseph E. Campbell's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 23 Sep. 1943 - 02 Feb. 1944||Lcdr. Jack French Bowling Jr., USN (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 02 Feb. 1944 - 25 Jan. 1945||Lcdr. James McIntosh Robertson II, USN|
|3.) 25 Jan. 1945 - 25 Sep. 1945||Lcdr. James John Roder Mulcare, USNR|
|4.) 25 Sep. 1945 - .. Nov. 1945||Lt. William Wilson Bolton, Jr., USNR|
|5.) .. Nov. 1945 - 31 Jul. 1946||Cmdr. John Worthen Higgins, Jr.|
|6.) 31 Jul. 1946 - 15 Nov. 1946||Lcdr. Oscar Jonas Beavers (Decomm. CO)|
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