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Frank J Callaghan


Shot down 24 Dec 1944 in B-17G #42-102497 'Flak Hack'. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102497

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 10/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-A] Lavenham 1/5/44; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with Willard Curtiss, Frank Callaghen, Salvaged Saporito (3 Killed in Action); Tom Collins, Ed Ghezzi, Jim...


Event Location Date
Born Denver, Colorado, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Belgium 24 December 1944
Died 24 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:02 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 12177 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12177 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /