Callaway, Raymond Leonard, Sr., Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1967, 1021A, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1941 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1916
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Callaway, Raymond Leonard, Sr., Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Last Address
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Date of Passing
Feb 19, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Itasca Calvary Cemetery - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Commander AAFTTC Instructor


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces Association
  2018, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying  6 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, plus 1 probable and 2 damaged during WWII.
He is  buried in Grand Rapids and also has a memorial stone in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Soldiers Grove, WI.

 
   
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http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=657
http://www.callawayfamily.org/cfanet/cfanet0405.htm
http://cbi-theater-1.home.comcast.net/~cbi-theater-1/lantern/lantern-aaf.html
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_003.php
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41592708/raymond-leonard-callaway
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78449415/raymond-leonard-callaway
https://www.ancestry.com

 
   
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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.  
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1943
To Month/Year
September / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  671 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, George, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Bischof, Marcia
  • Bradford, Archie, Capt, (1940-1946)
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