Callaway, Jack L., S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 612-Aerial Gunner
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 749, USAAF 9th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Haskell County, Texas
Houston, Texas

Casualty Date
Mar 18, 1945
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 9th Army Air Force
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 749, USAAF 9th Army Air Force
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  1944-1945 World War II/WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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Last Known Activity
Before the War, Jack L Callaway was employed at the Hughes Tool Company before entering military service on 20 October 1942.

In the ETO, he served with the 451st Bomb Squadron (M), 322nd Bomb Group (M), 9th Air Force. He served as an engineer-gunner with the 8th and 9th Air Forces in Europe.  Initially flew out of RAF Andrews (Great Saling) (AAF Station-485), Great Dunmow, Essex, England before moving to Beauvais/Tille Airfield (A-61) France.

On 18 March 1945, he was one of 18 fliers killed in the collision of three B-26 bombers just after takeoff from Beauvais Airfield (A-61) in northern France.  The incident occurred as the bombers were forming up at about 100 feet.

Lt. Alex Olaf Cordes (P)
Lt. Roy Rice (CP)
Capt. George A. Snokelburg (N) KIA
Lt. Wesley Myers (B)
TSgt. Tom Colley (RO) KIA
SSgt. Jack Callaway  (E/G) KIA
SSgt. Jack Fox  (TG) KIA
The 18 men were initially buried in the American Cemetery at Villeneuve-Sur-Auvers Cemetery, Etampes, France.
Notes:  (description of the collision and crashes)
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