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39th Bomb Group (VH)
Crew 2

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Battlin Bitch II
B-29 # 42- 65367

The above photo was cropped from a photo of P8 (as lead crew) other crews in the formation were P-53, P-5, P-14 and P-7.
Taken April 10, 1945
Click on image to see full view


Photo courtesy of Marvin Demanzuk, Radar, P-2

L to R: Standing:
1st Lt Bayard J. Squire Navigator
2nd Lt Richard A. Harris Flight Engineer
Major John Keene Airplane Commander
2nd Lt Henry E. Pitts, Jr. Pilot
1st Lt Marvin Demanczuk Radar Observer
2nd Lt Charles H. Gourley Bombardier
L to R: Kneeling
S/Sgt Eugene J. Bockman Right Gunner
M/Sgt Gordon F. Swart* CFC Gunner
S/Sgt John M. Eckman Tail Gunner
S/Sgt John H. Jones Left Gunner
S/Sgt John A. DuPree Radio Operator
*Robert Sands, Crew 5 held this position at the time of stateside departure, after arrival at Guam, he returned to P-5
Note Not Pictured: M/Sgt Joseph J. Pisar - Crew Chief

 Crew 02
Honor Roll
2nd Lt Richard A. Harris
Flight Engineer
1971
2nd Lt Henry E. Pitts, Jr.
Pilot
April 1979
M/Sgt Gordon F. Swart
CFC Gunner
-
S/Sgt John H. Jones
Left Gunner
13 March 1991
1st Lt Charles H. Gourlay
Bombardier
23 April 1997
S/Sgt Eugene Bockman
Right Gunner
08 November 1999
S/Sgt John A. Dupree
Radio Operator
14 January 2000
S/Sgt John M. Eckman
Tail Gunner
07 January 2001
M/Sgt Joseph J. Pisar
Crew Chief
11 June 2001
1st Lt Bayard J. Squire
Navigator
19 February 2002
1st Lt Marvin Demanzuk
Radar Observer
03 February 2014

Updates:

04 Feb 2014: Added: Marvin Demanzuk to Crew Honor Roll and the Final Flight Honor Roll

17 July 2008: Added: Harris, Pitts and Swart to Crew Honor - per notification from Marvin Demanzuk of their passing; found Squire, Dupree, Gourlay and Jones' names listed in SSDI.

Jack Keene, Airplane Commander, is the last living member of Crew 2.

Source: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"; Marvin Demanczuk; Don Montague