Callan, Arthur Delbert, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Service Years
1941 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rapid City, SD
Last Address
Kimpo AB (K-14), South Korea

Casualty Date
May 15, 1952
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photographic67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1952-1952, 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photographic
  1952-1952, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1952-1952, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A pilot of an RB-26C Invader with the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Capt Callan was lost on May 15, 1952.  He was on a night photographic reconnaissance mission over Anju, North Korea.  His aircraft was hit by enemy fire and the crew reported damage and requested directions to the closest friendly airfield.  The aircraft never made it and he and the crew were listed as missing in action.  He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

Captain Callan was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal.
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