Theodore O'Callaghan

MACR: 12950

1st Lt. Theodore P O'Callaghan was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Theodore Peter "Ted" O'Callaghan, Sr., 89, passed away on October 16, 2010.


Ted volunteered for the Army Air Force in 1942. As a B-17 pilot for the 301st Bomber Group of the 15th Air Force, he flew numerous successful combat missions, including the flight over Yugoslavia on 3/9/1945 when his plane was shot down. With the help of Marshall Tito's friendly "partisans," Ted led his 10 man crew to safety. His last flight was April 24, 1945. Leaving the Army in 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant, Ted joined Southern Bell, where he worked as a customer service representative.

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

2nd Lt

668

02/14/1945

AM

Air Medal (AM)

1st Lt

2712

04/24/1945

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt

3318

05/21/1945

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

5/21/1945 General Orders 3318 AM


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