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John F McCallum


Ditched 19 May 1944 in A/C #42-38145. (Refer to Bomber Stories, a book in our collection). Returned to duty, 'Rosalie Ann Two'. 35 missions B-17 during 1944. First 'Frantic' mission to Russia.

DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102622 Borrowed Time

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Edward Armm 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44. Borrowed Time: The ball turret gunner on this plane, John F....

  • 42-38145 Rosalie Ann II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver ...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...


Event Location Date
Born Spartanburg, South Carolina 25 October 1921


Date Contributor Update
25 August 2020 18:55:13 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2020 18:53:04 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-102622 per info in the A/C description section.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, 1999 unit roster, Roll of Honor