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S/SGT  Marlon R. CALTON

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG
SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
MACR:

Comments1: VERONA, MO

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

Capt Leon " Lee" S.Jacobs            P  FEH
1st Lt Donald D.Daniels               CP  FEH  Taps: 07 Mar 1969 (Married AAF Nurse, FrancisWool at Diss July 14, 1945)
 2nd Lt Harry  Jolliff Jr.             NAV  FEH  Taps: 02 Nov 2002     
2nd Lt Anthony J.Shiurba         BOM FEH  
   T/Sgt Charles W.Johnson      ROG  FEH 
   T/Sgt Paul R.Chandler           TTE  FEH
   S/Sgtl Anthony V.Trovato     BTG  FEH
   S/Sgtl Andrew A.Pearce,Jr.   WG   FEH
   S/Sgtl Marlon R."Buck" Calton  TG  FEH


Lyle Piehl, M/SGT -- Crew Chief of Lady Geraldine... Arlington, SD
 418th Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 08 JAN 1945

Flew "Lady Geraldiine"  (completed 27 combat and 2 food drop missions)

Missions of the L.S. Jacobs crew
data supplied by Anthony Trovato in 1993

 No# date   targets
 1. 06 feb 45   Chemnitz 
 2. 09 feb 45   Weimar
 3. 23 feb 45   TREUCHTLINGEN
 4. 24 FEB 45   BREMEN
 5. 26 FEB 45   BERLIN
 6. O3 MAR 45  BRUNSWICK
 7. O7 MAR 45  SIEGAN 
 8. 08 MAR 45  GIESSEN
 9. 09 MAR 45  FRAKFURT
 10. 11 MAR 45  HAMBURG
 11. 14 MAR 45  HANOVER
 12. 12 MAR 45  SWINNEMUNDE
 12B, 18 MAR 45  BERLIN
 14. 19 MAR 45  FULDA & JENA
 15. 22 MAR 45  AHLORN
 16. 23 MAR 45  UNNA
 17. 24 MAR 45  STEENWIJK (MISSION FLOWN IN A.M. OF 24 MAR 45)
 18. 24 MAR 45  ZIEGENHAIN (MISISON FLOWN IN P.M. OF 24 MAR 45)
 19. 28 MAR 45  HANOVER
 20. 03 APR 45   KEIL
 21. 04 APR 45   KEIL
 22. 05 APR 45   NURNBURG
 23. 07 APR 45   BUCHEN
 24. 08 APR 45   EGER, CZECH.
 25. 10 APR 45   BURG-
 26. 11 APR 45   LANDSHUT
 27. 17 APR 45   AUSSIG
  

  FOOD DROP MISSIONS

 1. 02 MAY 45  ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND
 2. 03 MAY 45  AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
 3. 06 MAY 45  HAGUE
 4. UNKNOWN  POW MISSION (FRENCH POWS FROM LINZ, AUSTRIA TO ORLY, PARIS FR.)


The following form contents were entered on 8th Nov 2
Date = 8 Nov 2 17:21:33
subject = TAPS REPORT
messages = 830
EMAIL = starrngr@aol.com
UNAME = Micheal Feeney
DIED = Harry Jolliff Jr.
DEATH_DATE = 2 Nov 2002
UNIT = 418th
COMMENTS = Died after open heart surgery.  Family can be contacted via submitting e-mail address or mjolliff34@aol.com


Marion R. "Buck" Calton,86
Born 10 January,1925
Died 1 May,2011 at home in Cassville,Missouri.

Mr. Calton arrived at Thorpe Abbotts as the TG on the Capt, Lee S. Jacobs crew 5 Jan,1945. The crew completed 27 combat missions, several Chowhound food drop missions to Holland in May,1945 as well as ferry missions. FEH

Marion “Buck” Calton of Cassville, Missouri, passed away on May 1, 2011 at his home. Mr. Calton, the son of Marion Elby and Ethel Roberta Calton, was born in Barry County, at “Tom Town”, south of Verona, Missouri on January 10, 1925. After graduating from Verona High School he was inducted into the Army where he became a member of the Eight Air Force, 100th Bomb Group stationed in England. He took part in 27 bombing missions over Germany as a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber. At war's end, he was discharged and returned to his home, where he worked a short time with his father. In the fall of 1946, he enrolled at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as the University of Missouri at Rolla. While in college, he married Margaret "Peggy" Carey, on Christmas day, in 1947 at the Kings Prairie Methodist Church. After graduating college in 1950, with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Buck was employed with Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois. During his career at Caterpillar, he worked as a Research Engineer, Project Engineer, and Supervising Engineer. He was involved in materials research, material selection, failure analysis, welding, and he also spent some time in the Tire Development Department. He holds several patents in welding. After retiring from Caterpillar in 1980, he and Peggy moved back to Barry County. They purchased property near Washburn where they raised a few cattle, hogs, chickens, and kept a large garden and orchard. In 1991 they sold the property and moved to Cassville where they continued to raise a large garden and various fruit trees. Together they were avid golfers and took part in many organizations such as the American Legion, The Golden Harvest Club, The Ozark Festival Orchestra, Barry County Museum, and most recently played with the Republic Community Band. Marion also loved to play in brass quintets and sextets. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret "Peggy" Calton, of Cassville, Missouri; two sons, David Calton, and his wife, Judy, of Detroit, Michigan, and Douglas Calton, and his wife, Barbara, of Cincinnati Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth Calton, of Green Forest, Arkansas, Robert Calton, of Aurora, Missouri, and Thomas Calton, of Knoxville, Tennessee; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Calton, one half-brother, and two half-sisters. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory of Cassville and no formal services are scheduled; however, his beloved wife, Peggy, will welcome friends and neighbors to drop by after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at their home to express their condolences and best wishes. You may call the funeral home or Peggy for more information. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,3322 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 or may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home for the American Cancer Society.

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