Richard D Callaway

Military

Available 303BG indicate that MAJ Callaway was a Senior Pilot and was assigned to an aircraft and with crew on 26-Jul-42 at Alamogordo Field, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK, as a passenger aboard B-17F 41-24563 "Garbage", 303BG/360BS. It is possible that he was 360BS Commanding Officer and as such did not have a regular aircraft assignment.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Connections

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ooold Soljer
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Beats Me
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Yardbird II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Snap! Crackle! Pop!
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 17 November 1942
  • Official Description: 35 HBs pound U-boat pens at Saint-Nazaire with 102 tons of bombs.
  • Date: 18 November 1942
  • Official Description: VIII BC conducts missions against 3 U-boat bases. 19 HBs attack at La Pallice, 13 at Lorient Keroman, and 19 at Saint-Nazaire.
  • Date: 20 December 1942
  • Official Description: 72 HBs attack air de pot at Romilly-sur-Seine in effective raid. 6 bmrs are lost to ftrs.
  • Date: 30 December 1942
  • Official Description: 40 HBs hit submarine base at Lorient, which now shows cumulative effect of repeated bombardment.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Arrival in UK

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 16 October 1942 Arrived at Molesworth, UK as a Passenger aboard B-17F 41-24563 "Garbage", 303BG/360BS.

Other

Mission #1, MAJ Richard D. Callaway, w/B-17F 41-24620, 303BG/360BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 17 November 1942 Served as Command Pilot on B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission#2, MAJ Richard D. Callaway, w/B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942 Served as Co-Pilot of B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljor", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission#3, MAJ Richard D. Callaway, w/B-17F 41-24567, 303BG/360BS

Romilly-sur-Seine, France 20 December 1942 Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24567 "Beats Me", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the German air depot at Romiilly-sur-Seine, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission#4, MAJ Richard D. Callaway, w/B-17F 41-24602, 303BG/360BS

Lorient, France 30 December 1942 Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24602 "Yardbird II", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date26 Jan 2016 20:30:37
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Jan-2016. Added Arrival in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Arthur I. Adams crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-adams.html

Date26 Jan 2016 20:28:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Jan-2016. Added arrival in UK info to Summary Biography per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Arthur I. Adams crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-adams.html

Date25 Jan 2016 22:45:20
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date25 Jan 2016 22:42:26
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 20-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/007.pdf

Date25 Jan 2016 22:39:09
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 18-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date25 Jan 2016 22:36:31
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 17-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date25 Jan 2016 22:32:10
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Summary Biography per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, 303BG personnel record: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster