James D. McCall

Capt. McCall in the pilot's seat
Capt. McCall in the pilot's seat
Recent Address: 1019 Valentine, Sherman, TX 75090
E-mail Address: scotty43@webtv.net
Family Info: 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: 10+
Targets: Tokyo, Kobe, Singapore, Formosa, Nagoya
Awards: Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, others
Service Schools: Army Pilot School 1942-43; Air University -Sqd Officers Course 1951
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Several
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Post WWII Service: Korea - B-29 Pilot, 1950-53
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Self-employed
Thoughts About the 58th:
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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