Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA), went down in sea and one of two crewmembers unable to rescue
The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...
12 August 1944
Military site : airfield
Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...
|Died||English Channel approx 40 miles west of The Hague||12 August 1944|
Lost after successfully escaping his aircraft with the rest of his crew after it was ditched in the English Channel about 40 miles west of The Hague. The life rafts did not automatically deploy. Finally five of the crew were able to inflate one raft and set off after the other 5 members who were in the water. After a group of three were rescued they were unable to again locate Callahan and the Co-Pilot Richard Van Muster. Both presumed lost to drowning/hypothermia
No Known Grave
|19 August 2016 03:14:22||466thHistorian||Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations|
Attlebridge Diaries - John Woolnough
|27 September 2014 18:15:58||AAM||AAM ingest|
Combat Chronology p. 298 and niece / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia