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James D. McCall
Capt. McCall in the pilot's seat
Capt. McCall in the pilot's seat.
Recent Address:   1019 Valentine, Sherman, TX 75090
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Family Information:   Parents: Mr. & Mrs. D.A. McCall; Wife: Marjorie; Children: John, Barbara
Hometown:   Sherman, TX
Date Entered Service:   1942
Service Number:   AO748441
Bomb Group:   444th
Squadron:   678th
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS - November 1943
Missions Flown:   20+
Hump Missions Flown:   10+
Targets:   Tokyo, Kobe, Singapore, Formosa, Nagoya.
Awards/Decorations:   Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, others
Service Schools Attended:   Army Pilot School 1942-43; Air University -Sqd Officers Course 1951
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB,
Rank Upon Discharge:   Captain
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   Several
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:   Korea -- B-29 Pilot, 1950-53
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I was selected to be one of the first B-29 pilots and joined the 444th BG at Great Bend, KS in 1943. This group was privileged to have Col. Alva Harvey as Commander.

I was assigned to the 678th Sqd. By Commander Lt. Col. Winton Close. I served as Airplane Commander, Sqn. Operations Officer, Asst. Group Operations Officer.

The 58th pioneered the B-29.


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