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.

 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
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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 1942-1943, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
From Year
1942
To Year
1943
   
Personal Memories
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 P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Length 36.15 ft | 11.02 m
Width 40.68 ft | 12.40 m
Height 14.67 ft | 4.47 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double-Wasp eighteen cylinder radial engine generating 2,535hp.
Empty Weight 9,949 lbs | 4,513 kg
MTOW 17,500 lbs | 7,938 kg
Max Speed 433 mph | 697 km/h | 376 kts
Max Range 449 miles | 722 km
Ceiling 40,994 ft | 12,495 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 3,200 ft/min (976 m/min)
Hardpoints 3
Armament 8 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
10 x 5 in Air-to-Surface HE Rockets

Provision for bomb load, fuel drop tanks or rockets to a maximum of 2,500lbs (1,134kg).
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-47B - Prototype featuring XR-2800 radial generating 1,850hp.
* P-47B - Production model based on XP-47B prototype; R-2800-21 radial engine.
* P-47C - Extended fuselage; Later types of this model featuring R-2800-59 radial at 2,300hp; Provisions for drop tanks and bombs.
* P-47D - Main production model of which 12,602 produced; R-2800-21W (2,300hp) or R-2800-59W (2,535hp) water-injected radial powerplants; Increased MTOW capacity; Provision for drop tanks and air-to-surface HE rockets.
* P-47G - Wright-produced P-47D models of which 354 produced.
* P-47M - 'Sprinter' interception model designed to combat the V1 / V2 rocket threat; Featured specialized airbrake system and R-2800-57(C) radial generating 2,800hp; 130 produced.
* P-47N - Exclusive Pacific Theater model; Long range variant with increased and reinforced wing section of which 1,816 produced; Longer wingspan with blunt-tipped wing tips concealing fuel compartments; R-2800-77 radial generating 2,800hp.

   
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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012
   
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  289 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Agoston, Vladimir, FltOff, (1942-1944)
  • DeHart, Robert, SSgt, (1942-1946)
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