James Albert Calhoun

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media-55622.jpeg UPL 55622 2nd Lt James 'Jimmie' Calhoun, 100FS, 332FG

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Object Number - UPL 55622 - 2nd Lt James 'Jimmie' Calhoun, 100FS, 332FG

Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 12AF USAAF. During a strafing mission on 8-Sep-44 over what was then Yugoslavia, Jimmie Calhounā€™s group managed to destroy 18 enemy planes, according to newspaper reports. During that engagement, his plane was hit by flak, crashed and then burst into flames. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR ?



"I saw Lt. Calhoun fly into the ground over the target," Capt. William T. Mattison wrote in a military report. "Apparently while in an almost vertical bank, his left wing hit the ground and sheared off and his plane burst into flames. I don't believe he had a chance to get out of the ship."



Awards: AM, PH.

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Duluth, MN 3 March 1917 Son of James Calhoun and Eva Miller.

Died

Yugoslavia 8 September 1944

Based

Ramitelli 8 September 1944 Assigned to 100FS, 332FG, 12AF USAAF.

Buried

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Nettuno, Italy Plot G Row 1 Grave 60

Buried

Massachusetts National Cemetery Bourne, Barnstable County, MA Memorialised Massachusetts National Cemetery Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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