Chris "The Greek" Callas

Chris "The Greek" Callas was the bombardier on George Kremer's crew.

This photo is of the crew who flew with "The Greek" on his 50th mission. "The Greek" normally flew with the Kremer's Crew but was pulled from their final mission when they were shot down due to he couldn't operate a Sperry site so he ended up flying his 50th mission with "The Three Smiths" [William P. Smith] Crew. Robert Jackman said "The Greek" drank a bottle of booze on the way back to base and they had to hold him up for the photo.

Standing left to right: Clyde Sleigh - Co Pilot, Bill Holmes - Radio Operator, Chris " The Greek " Callas - Bombardier,  Joe Foti- Navigator, Bill Smith - Pilot, Ralph Sherman - Engineer.

Kneeling left to right: Ron Smith - Ball Turret, Floyd Scott - Tail Gunner, Roy Smith - Nose Gunner.

Missing from photo is Robert Jackman, who took it, and Fred Deep, their regular Bombardier.

The picture was taken either March 2 or 13. Those were the days that Callas flew "986" with the three Smith crew.

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376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Click here to go to their main website.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle