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aneurysm. During the course of the operation in a Hollywood hospital Campbell passed away on June 21st, 1963. He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, one sister, two brothers, a stepson and a stepdaughter. Internment was in Valhalla Cemetery at the Portal of Folded Wings. Flying Pioneer, stunt man extraordinary, Mark Campbell devoted most of his active life to aviation. Master showman, he developed and followed a hazardous aerial circus act that took unusual courage and stamina. It served two useful purposes--it helped to sell airmindedness to the public and started the serious development of parachutes for aviation use. While he became an expert aviator and was one of the most prominent early movie stunt pilots, appearing in scores of feature pictures, history will probably remember him best as the originator of wing walking and his daredevil aerial stunts of the famous barnstorming era. He was a member of the Burbank Elks Lodge, the Silver Wings and 0X-5 Clubs, Captain of the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the Wingfoot Lighter-than-Air Club and the Air Force Association.
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