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B-29 # 44-69779
"City Of Montgomery"
"Weddin Belle"
Taken: 29 April 1945
Left to Right:
Cpl Arthur D. Ford Tail Gunner
S/Sgt Robert L. Clark CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Edward W. Marcussen Radio Operator
S/Sgt Russell Forbes Left Gunner
Taken: 29 April 1945
Photos Courtesy of Rowland Ball
Left to Right:
1st Lt Rowland E. Ball Navigator
1st Lt David L. Coughtry Pilot
Capt Harry G. Kozik Airplane Commander
1st Lt Robert L. Hosford Radar Observer
1st Lt Robert B. Battin Bombardier
*M/Sgt Glade E. Loy Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Carl E. Forness Right Gunner
*M/Sgt. Glade E. Loy, FE (Crew 5) Temporary replacement for M/Sgt Edward D. Williams while he was delayed stateside.

 Crew 03
Honor Roll
S/Sgt Edward W. Marcussen
Radio Operator 
July 1962
1st Lt Robert L. Hosford
Radar Observer
19 January 1964
T/Sgt Cloice G. Tarn
Replacement CFC
May 1968
1st Lt David L. Coughty
Pilot
13 June 1991
S/Sgt Edward D. Williams
Flight Engineer
24 May 1993
1st Lt Robert B. Battin
Bombardier
25 February 1998
S/Sgt Carl E. Forness
Right Gunner
16 November 2000
S/Sgt Robert L. Clark
CFC
13 November 2011
S/Sgt Russell Forbes
Left Gunner
24 February 2013

Updates:

21 June 2013 - Received notice from the Forbes Family that Russell Forbes took his Final Flight on 24 Feb 2013; he has been added to the Final Flight Honor Roll as well above in the Crew Honor Roll.

16 January 2012
- Received notice from Shiela Carmichael that her father, Robert L. Clark took his Final Flight 13 Nov 2011, as such he has been added to the crew honor and to the Final Flight Honor section of our web site.

9 March 2006
- Received notice from Mike Repucci, son of M/Sgt Angelo P. Repucci, FE, Crew 6 that per SO 140 dated 6 Jul 1945 that T/Sgt Cloice G. Tarn, CFC, 62nd BS. is listed as being transferred from 62nd BS to Crew 3, 60th BS, replacing the crew's original CFC, S/Sgt Robert L. Clark who had returned stateside on emergency leave due to the death of his father and needing to care for his ill mother. Tarn was originally CFC on Crew 50 and one of 3 men who were able to bailout 27 April 1945 when their plane "The General Andrews" was struck by anti-aircraft fire on its first combat mission.


E-mail Contacts
Robert Hosford, Jr
Son of 1st Lt Robert L. Hosford
Radar Observer

Continued

Source: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"; SO 140 dated 6 Jul 1945; Records of 39th BGA