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Donald Verne McCallum


Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...


  • 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...


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


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

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

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