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Carl Elmo Calloway

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.
Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

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

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 Athens County, OH, USA 19 June 1919
Lived in Coolville, OH 45723, USA 1941
Enlisted 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, USA 27 September 1941
Based Duxford 29 July 1944 – 28 March 1945

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

Promoted Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK September 1944

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 28 March 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died 31 January 1958
Buried 5255 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630, USA February 1958

Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2017 14:42:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry 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
06 September 2017 20:33:55 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84165155-carl-e-calloway/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=176247919

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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