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ACE OF ACES PHOTOS

From the private collection of Charles F. Stark of Riviera Beach, FL, the USS McCampbell, DDG 85, and other contributors.


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This picture is believed to be "cropped", and was likely taken at the same time as the one below. From the Charles Stark Collection.

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Chief Petty Officer Owens, McCampbell's Plane Captain, standing on wing of Minsi III. Picture probably taken around January, 1945 to record 34 kills.

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Reportedly taken at the US Air Force Academy at the time of CAPT MC Campbell's retirement ceremony in 1964. Picture from the Charles Stark Collecton.

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Picturered on board the USS Essex, CV-9, in OCT 1944 to celebrate 21 victories. MC Campbell is in the cockpit of Minse II, an F6F Hellcat. Note shakey autograph accross upper right. Picture from the Charles Stark Collection.

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Then LTCDR (Select) Cecil E. Harris (Cece), Second highest scoring Navy ace in the Pacific with 24 victories writes to McCampbell; Skipper, Best Regards, C.E. 'Cece' Harris.

Photo, released 13 JAN 1945, was from McCampbell's personal album. Captain Cecil Elwood Harris passed away 12/2/1981. He held the Navy Cross, The Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star among other awards. The women were Navy Department personnel.

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Probably taken around 1963-64. From the Charles Stark Collection.

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Charcoal drawing, courtesy of the NEW USS McCampbell, DDG 85 is by Peter K. Hsu of Anteon Corporation. It depicts a Grumman F6F, a likeness of then CDR McCampbell, circa 1944, and the namesake Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, David S. Mc Campbell, DDG-85. The McCampbell was christened by Madeleine Albright, SECSTATE, 2 JUL 2000, and is expected to be commissioned in 2002.

CDR Mark C. Montgomery, USN is the ship's prospective commanding officer.

Direct to the USS McCampbell's site

Gallery of Official USN Pictures of McCampbell

Mark Orr's Staunton Military Academy Memorial

National Aviation Hall of Fame

Arlington National Cemetery Burial Site

USS McCampbell, DDG 85 Christening Ceremony

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