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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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

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


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen