Women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion (CPDB) member, Mrs. Maybelle Rutland Tanner Campbell, PFC closed her eyes on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 and entered eternal life. Mrs. Campbell was born in Forsyth, Ga, May 14, 1921. Mrs. Campbell served in the Army WAC from Feb 1, 1945 – Dec 2, 1946. She was one of 855 women to serve in the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the all Black female unit that served overseas in World War 11. Visit HERE for more information about the 6888th.
In June 2018, Mrs. Campbell took a Dream Flight in a restored 1940’s Boeing Stearman open cockpit biplane from World War 11. She said, “ That was exciting!” Mrs. Campbell remembered the boat ride over to Europe was rocky, the duffel bags with our personal belongings were rolling all over the place, she said.
Mrs. Campbell was an inspiration for all who knew her to always look forward. She was called a superstar who paved the way.
May the spirit of Mrs. Campbell live on in us.