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2LT James Wilbur Callaway
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1920
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1944, Romania

Age 24

Son of Loarn Virgin Callaway and Nancy Fanny Poore Callaway.

Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Smith Callaway.

James served as a 2nd Lt. and Pilot on B-17F "Cesspool Cedric" #42-3383, with the 341st Bomber Squadron, 97th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Harrington, Kent County, Delaware prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on January 7, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" over Romania durng the war.

He was awarded an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-803369

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Airmen who perished on B-17F (#42-3383):

Callaway, James W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, DE
MacKay, Edward J ~ 1st Lt, Right Waist Gunner, IL

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Loarn V. Callaway (1891 - 1970)
  Nancy Fannie Callaway (1896 - 1923)
 
 Sibling:
  Loarn Gooden Callaway (1917 - 1966)*
  James Wilbur Callaway (1920 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
2LT, 341 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Harrington
Kent County
Delaware, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jul 06, 2005
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2LT James Wilbur Callaway
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2LT James Wilbur Callaway
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From a grateful American and a daughter whose father did come home.
- PRMc
 Added: Jun. 5, 2015

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013
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