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Donald Verne McCallum

Military

Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

Aircraft

  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Adams County, ID 26 January 1913

Son of Anna V McCallum.

Lived in Baker, Baker County, OR 1942
Enlisted Spokane, WA 25 August 1942
Based Deenethorpe 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 3 December 1945

Honourable discharge.

Married Cannon Beach, OR 1982

Married Neva Louise [Wagner] Gould.

Buried 1987

Details unknown, though his wife is interred at Pilot Butte Cemetery, Bend, Deschutes County, OR

Died Bend, OR 17 January 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2019 09:49:52 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/637984693
https://www.fold3.com/record/73210271-donald-mccallum
https://www.fold3.com/record/91025576-donald-v-mccallum
https://www.bendbulletin.com/news/1590792-151/obituaries-published-03182001
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38926593/neva-mccallum

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 13:44:11 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role and unit associations
Sources

Entry added from the 401st Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1946.

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