39th Bomb Group (VH)
Crew 5

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"City of Eagle Rock"
"Lord's Prayer"
B-29 # 44-69914

Photo courtesy of Norman Brug, P-31, mechanic

Lord's Prayer P-5

Front L to R:
T/Sgt Robert E. Sands  CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Robert E. Laird  Left Gunner
S/Sgt Michael L. Revock, Jr. Tail Gunner
M/Sgt Glade A. Loy  Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Stanley L. Phillips  Right Gunner
S/Sgt John F. Magirl  Radio Operator
Standing L to R:
Capt Robert L. Spauding, Jr. Airplane Commander
2nd Lt Alphosne J. Baldi Pilot
1st Lt Herman Marthaler Radar Observer
2nd Lt  Frank "Bud" J. Folker  Bombardier
1st Lt Edward S. Edmondson, Jr. Navigator
Click on a crew member's name to learn more
 Crew 05
Honor Roll
2nd Lt Frank J. Folker 
May 1986
S/Sgt John F. Magirl
Radio Operator 
28 December 1980
Cpl William F. Brown 
13 June 1981
T/Sgt Robert E. Sands
CFC Gunner
26 June 1989
Capt. Robert Spaulding
Airplane Commander
28 July 1992
M/Sgt Glade A. Loy
Flight Engineer
22 August 1996
Cpl Michael A. De Corte 
1 December 1996
Cpl Thomas F. Free 
15 October 2007
S/Sgt Michael L. Revock 
Tail Gunner
9 September 2000
S/Sgt Stanley L. Phillips 
Right Gunner
4 December 2000
1st Lt Edward S. Edmundson, Jr.
25 April 2001
1st Lt Herman C. Marthaler, Jr.
Radar Observer
29 June 2010
1st Lt Alphonese J. Baldi
09 May 2013
S/Sgt Robert E. Laird
Left Gunner
19 June 2014


30 Sept 2014: Added Robert E. Laird to Crew Honor Roll; Bob was last member of his crew we had contact with. Bob had said he believed he was last living member of this crew.

6 Nov 2013: Added Stanley L. Phillips to the Crew Honor Roll.

29 Oct 2013
: Added Alphonse J. Baldi to the Crew Honor Roll.

16 July 2010
: Added Herman C. Marthaler, Jr. to the Crew's Honor Roll.

11 April 2010: Added Brown, De Corte & Free to Crew Honor Roll based on information found in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) database.

I received a photo of B-29 # 44-69914 being loaded with supplies from Steve Pace. On the nose wheel cover are the names of the ground crew.

Sources: Michael Revock, Al Baldi, Ed Edmundson "Bud" Alger, Bob Laird & "Maximum Effort"
for the book "History of the 39th Bomb Group"