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John B Caldwell

Military

Assigned to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Ed Lee crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12514

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Edward Lee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12514 ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-28854 'Better Late Than Never'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 15AF USAAF. Transferred to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45 with Ed Lee crew; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy 6...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hamilton County, TN 1925

Son of Hollis Marion and Tillie [Ragon] Calsdwell.

Enlisted Chattanooga, TN 2 February 1943

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Died Conegliano, Italy 28 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy KIA MACR 12514

Buried Florence American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot G Row 3 Grave 20

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 14:45:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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