Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Malcolm McCallum

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I John Malcolm McCallum

April 10, 1944

Sejerø Bugt Bay, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

R/106339

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

166 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 382 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ODDEN (OVERBY) CHURCHYARD
Denmark

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 3J.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class I John Malcolm McCallum is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class I John Malcolm McCallum is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– This is a view of the cemetery in Oden\Overby in Denmark where John McCallum was buried on 12 May, 1944.  The stele in the centre marks the graves of three airmen.  Their graves surround it.

Source:Soren Flensted (Airwar Over Denmark) via R. W. Whitehouse
  • Grave Marker– John McCallum was the sole Canadian on a 166 Sqdn Lancaster bomber which took off from Kirmington, Eng. at 21:25 on the 10th of April 1944 to drop mines in the waters of Danzig Bay.  It was attacked by a Bf 110 nightfighter while flying at 5500 metres over 
Denmark.  It crashed into Sejero Bay at 00:06 hrs killing all on board.  McCallum's body washed ashore near Yderby, Denmark on 12 May 1944.  It was identified by local officials and buried the same day.
The bodies of the rest of the crew eventually washed ashore over the next few months and were buried close to where they were found.  Details of this crews fate are found on the website Airwar Over Denmark.

Source:Soren Flensted (Airwar Over Denmark) via R. W. Whitehouse
  • Document– The Cemetery Register entry showing the date and identity information for John McCallum's burial.

Source:Soren Flensted (Airwar Over Denmark) via R. W. Whitehouse

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