Calder, Ellsworth Franklin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Calder, Ellsworth Franklin   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 36268988   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943, effective 5 November 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 13 November 1943
Results Killed In Flying Accident
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Busseyville Cemetery Busseyville, Wisconsin
Additional Information
Killed in flying accident that occurred while maneuvering after takeoff for a mission that was subsequently recalled. The aircraft caught fire, went into a spin, broke in half, and exploded.
Related Documents Accident Report # 43-11-13-500 (1.356 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Connell, Ralph Jackson, JrPilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Sharff, Sampson (NMI)Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Angthius, Lawrence HaroldNavigatorKIFA
2nd Lt. Gober, Claude IsomBombardierKIFA
T/SGT. Purdy, Alan BradfordRadio Operator / GunnerCT
T/SGT. Wick, Harvey ArthurEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Calder, Ellsworth FranklinBall Turret GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Barr, Kenneth DuaneTail GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Bryant, Robert ClintonFlexible GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. McCulley, William Homer, JrFlexible GunnerKIFA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 0 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
-- 13 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Ball Turret 41‑24575 Crashed as the result of a flying accident that occurred while maneuvering after takeoff for a mission that was subsequently recalled. The aircraft caught fire, went into a spin, broke in half, and exploded.
Sortie Report

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