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Meredith Campbell Collection

Identifier: WV 0397

Content Description

The collection includes 2007 oral history and copies of photographs.


  • 2007

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Collection is open for research.

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Meredith "Teddy" Rolfe Campbell (1917-2013) of Montana served in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1943. Meredith Rolfe Campbell was born in 1917 and raised in several Montana locations. She attended Montana State Teachers College.

After receiving her degree, Campbell taught in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. She later moved to Helena, Montana, because the town had an airport. There she taught English and business while earning her pilot's license. She later returned to teaching in White Sulphur Springs.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she moved to Long Beach, California. Shortly thereafter she relocated to an air field in Tucson, Arizona, probably Davis-Monthan Army Air Field, to work in air traffic control. When Campbell learned about the WASP program, she went to Sweetwater, Texas, to meet with Jacqueline Cochran. She was sent to work at Flying Training Command headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, until she could get the dental work required to pass the WASP physical.

In March 1943, she joined WASP class 43-W-5 at Avenger Field. The following month she was injured in a flight accident, hospitalized for a week, and upon recovery was moved to the 43-W-6 class. However, during advanced training an instructor decided she was not strong enough to fly and she was discharged from the WASP.

Campbell moved to New York City and worked for the Jordanoff Aviation Corporation as an editor and for "Time" magazine writing photograph captions. While living in New York, she had two children. In 1951, after her divorce from her first husband, a member of the Canadian Royal Air Force, she moved to the West Coast and worked for Columbia Steel in Longview, Oregon. There she met her second husband and the family moved to San Diego, California. Campbell taught school in the city until her husband's death in 1986. She died on 19 February, 2013.


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Processed by Matthew McCarthy.

Meredith Campbell Collection
Matthew McCarthy
2022 August
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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