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John D Calvin

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.
End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greenville, PA 16125, USA 28 March 1923
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 25 November 1942
Based Duxford 16 February 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War (EOW) Europe May 1945

End of War (EOW)

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 15 May 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Buried Tallahassee, FL, USA June 1998

Roselawn Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

Died Leon County, FL, USA 19 June 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2017 14:45:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Unit roster in Fry's book 'Eagles of Duxford', p135

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2017 08:59:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83864460-john-d-calvin/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15534518

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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