MARK M. CAMPBELL
1897-1963

AKA Mark Mitchell Campbell
 
 
Mark M. Campbell
 
 
Mark M. Campbell
 
 
MARK M. CAMPBELL & FRIENDS
Collection of John S. Schmidt, 2-16-04
 
 
IDENTIFICATIONS BY MARK M. CAMPBELL, JR.
     The picture is familiar to me, but I don't know who all the people are. The one in the middle behind the girl is my Dad, Mark M. Campbell. I am very sure the one on the right is Frank Clarke, a friend, and the pilot who did the flying during most of his stunts. There was a girl who worked with them named Gladys Roy but I am sure that she is not in the picture.
 

 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
via email from Mark M. Campbell, Jr., 5-16-04
     I see in this info that He was a pilot in WW1, that is incorrect. He worked for the Curtiss Co. in Buffalo and was also at the Great Lakes Training center but as a civilian. Some time during the war he was at Monterey Ca. for training with the !st aero sqd. But turned down the commission as he was making a lot more money in what he was doing. It was probably after WW1 but I'm not certain. There was a long photo of this. There were four or five airplanes in a row with the flight crews lined up in front of the planes. I think that the others included Ira Acker .Arnold and possibly Spatz. I think this was before Doolittles' time but am not sure. Any other info I can locate I'll pass on.
     I worked at Lockheed from June 1949 until Dec 1987 , then spent the next six years at Northrop. While at Lockheed I worked on all the planes from the T-33 thru the 117. During that time I also was involved in the structures testing of the Space Shuttle and the B1 both A & B models. I went to Edwards with the Ist B-2 and later went back with the bombing test aircraft.
Mark M. Campbell Jr.
 

 
 
ONLINE RESOURCES
     If you search for "Mark M. Campbell +aviation", using the Google search engine, (5-16-04), you will find about 14 links. Perhaps the most helpful is the following.
 

 
 
Campbell, Mark M., 1897-1963. MS84- 1104.
Papers, photographs; 1910-1961; 141 items.

World War I pilot, 1920s barnstormer, movie stunt man, Lockheed executive, 1934-1960, and cofounder of Silver Wings Fraternity in California. Consists of personal papers, handwritten transcripts of Campbell's life in aviation from oral history tapes, letters, certificates, clippings, photographs and album on the Golden Eagle monoplane which Campbell designed.
This note is from the site of
Listing of Repositories Index / National Air & Space Museum Home Page

University of Texas at Dallas
History of Aviation Collection
McDermott Library
Box 830643
Richardson, Texas 75083- 0643
(214) 690-2996
 
 
     
 

 
 
 
 
Mark M. Campbell
 
 
Photo from
THE PORTAL OF THE FOLDED WINGS
SHRINE TO AVIATION AND MUSEUM

Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery
10621 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, California 91606
(818) 763-9121
(located at Cahuenga and Victory)
 

 
 
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this Early Flier,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

 
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