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TSGT Jack Richard McCallen

TSGT Jack Richard McCallen

Birth
Pitcairn, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Apr 1944 (aged 22)
Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 38 Grave 49
Memorial ID 56374064 · View Source
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Son of Charles and Elizabeth McClowry McCallen who resided in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania.

Jack served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24J "Bar Fly" #42-100248, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 2, 1942 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in warehousing and also as Single, without dependents.

Jack was "Killed In Action" when his B-24, while returning from a bombing run over Pforzheim, Germany, was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Reims, France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Jack was interred, side by side, with four other members of his crew here at the Epinal American Cemetery. S/Sgt Wojciechowski, 1st Lt. Robbins, S/Sgt Speier, and 1st Lt. Wagner.

Service # 33292995

Info on Bomber Crew Members being interred "Side By Side" at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson

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Airmen who perished on B-24 (#42-100248):

Bins, Robert F ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, WI
Butler, Daniel A ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, TX
Carriker, Raymond R ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IL
McCallen, Jack R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
McCauley, Joseph J, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Robbins, Edward L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MO
Speier, Charles B ~ S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, MN
Wagner, James L ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Wojciechowski, Stanley ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH

Airmen who became a POW from B-24 #42-100248:

Zywiczynski, Frank G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, OH

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56374064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Jack Richard McCallen (27 Jun 1921–1 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56374064, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .