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Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Peter & Lillian Demers
Memorial Sgt Louis A. Dorio (Clarksville, VA)
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Father John McBride
Frank Farr & Merseburg, Germany
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American Battle Monuments Commission - Cemeteries
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Omori POW Camp
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Great Bend, Kansas B-29 Memorial
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Lt "Hap" Halloran on March 10, 1945
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Pyote Bomber Base With A Photo Album
History of "Diamond Lil" With A Photo Album
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Hap's Memorable Flight On FIFI
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C. Douglas Caffey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Services were held for these crews on March 8, 1949 at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Section E 29. 

44-69881, 52nd Squadron, 29th Bomb Group, 314th Wing

Standing L to R:
#2 - 1st Lt Waldo C. Everdon, Airplane Commander; # 5 2nd Lt John J. O'Conner, Bombardier

Other members of the crew yet to be identified in the photo:
F/O Tim Arhutick - Pilot
Sgt Ernest D. Bergeron - CFC Gunner
F/O Monroe M. Cohen - Radar Observer
Cpl Herbert A. Kellogg - Radio Operator
Sgt John Puciloski - Right Gunner
Cpl William B. Stockburger, Jr. - Flight Enginner
Cpl John W. Cameron - Left Gunner
Cpl Arthur J. Morretta - Tail Gunner
2nd Lt Edwin A. Rodeheffer, Jr. - Navigator
2nd Lt Newton Earle Towle, Jr. - Pilot (acting as Aerial Observer)

Subject: crew member of  29th B.G ,collision

Just in case you dont know tne man standing with his crew under the B-29 picture, in this site is, Monroe Cohen of the 29 bomb group 52 BS crew. He was the radar operator. He is the last man standing from left to right.Monroe was born in Brooklyn N.Y. He metioned to my Grandmother that some of the other guys in the crew were also from N.Y.   Keith Meyers email:

Section E, 29

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42-65373, 62nd Squadron, 39th Bomb Group, 314th Wing

L to R Front Row:
F/O Maurice E. Long Radar Observer
F/O William G. Joyce Pilot
Capt Donald Q. Hopkins Airplane Commander
F/O Kenneth E. Durham Navigator
F/O Maurice J. Powsner Bombardier
L to R Back Row:
S/Sgt Thomas G. Ulrich CFC Gunner
Sgt Kenneth Colli Right Gunner
M/Sgt Gerhard J. Kuehler Flight Engineer
Sgt Justin J. Patsey Left Gunner
Unknown position in photo:
S/Sgt Edward J. Mose Radio Operator
Sgt Raymond E. Barczak Tail Gunner

On the night of 19 June 1945, 123 Guam based B-29's Bombed the City of Shizouka. More than 2000 Japanese were killed and 60 percent of the city was destroyed.

Two of the aircraft did not return with the others. One was Crew 42 of the 39th Bomb Group and one from the 29th Bomb Group. They collided and crashed near the Abe River, about 150 miles south of Tokyo. A Japanese citizen Mr. Ito found two surviving crewmen and tried to help them. These two men died of their injuries so Mr. Ito buried the two flyers at a Shinto Shrine at the base of Mt. Sengen and gave them a Shinto burial. This act took great courage because it was the violating the military law; all enemies, dead or alive were to be turned over to the authorities. For this act, Mr. Ito was labeled a traitor and forced to live in disgrace until the war's end. Following the war, Ito built a monument to the Japanese citizens killed in that raid and wanted to erect one for the airmen who lost their lives. He needed to inscribe their names, and according to his religion, the matter had to be resolved within thirty (30) years. The efforts to get the names began a warm and strong relationship between the Japanese and the Americans that still continues today.

Mr. Ito became a Buddhist monk and continued a ceremony at the monument annually with the help of Dr. Sugano. When Ito died, Dr. Sugano was entrusted with the "Blackened Canteen" recovered from the crash site and used in the ceremony for over twenty years. From this canteen whisky was poured on the headstone of the monument.

In January 1995, Harry Mitchell, President of the 29th Bomb Group Association was contacted to by Dr. Sugano to aid in locating family members of the two crews. John B. Colli, brother of Kenneth Colli, Crew 42, and Mrs. Margaret Delago, wife of John Pauciloski of the 29th Bomb Group were located by Mr. Mitchell and his wife. These four were invited to Japan as the guests of Dr. Sugano to attend the 1995 Joint Memorial Service in Shizuoki City 17 June. Col. Michael G. King, Vice Commander 374 th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Many other U.S. dignitaries attended.




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