Crew 8, 60th Squadron - 39th Bomb Group (VH) TOP
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"Eight Ball"
B-29 # 42-93966
"Eight Ball II"

B-29 # 44-87638

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B-29 # 44-87638 "Eight Ball II" in flight
Photo courtesy of Norman Brug, P-31, Mech

B-29 # 42-93966 "Eight Ball"
Photo Courtesy of Mark Starin

Photo Courtesy of Richard Kelso

L to R:
1st Lt Robert Drake
Pilot
Bombardier
Navigator
Capt Joseph Becht
Radar Observer
Flight Engineer
Airplane Commander

Photo Courtesy of Richard Kelso

L to R:
T/Sgt Norbert Anderson
Left Gunner
Sgt Charles Gensler
Radio Operator
S/Sgt Carmine Camperlino
CFC Gunner
Sgt Andrew Langan
Right Gunner
Sgt Robert Breakiron
Tail Gunner
Unidentified Man
Armament

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 Crew 8
Honor Roll 
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Sgt Andrew Langan
Right Gunner
13 September 1975
T/Sgt Edwin K. Herman
Flight Engineer
19 July 1981
1st Lt Robert W. Drake
Pilot
10 August 1993
Capt Joseph Becht
Radar
01 July 1995
1st Lt Douglas Wingo
Navigator
23 September 1996
1st Lt Asa Edwards
Bombardier
27 February 2000
S/Sgt Carmine P. Camperlino
CFC Gunner
19 January 2003
T/Sgt John N. Danhof
Crew Chief
12 July 2003
T/Sgt Norbert Anderson
Left Gunner 
23 March 2010
Major Leo C. Lewis
Airplane Commander
21 July 2012
Sgt Robert L. Breakiron
Tail Gunner
19 January 2013
S/Sgt Edward R. Kosmowski
Assistant Crew Chief
27 September 2015

Update:

27 September 2015: Added Kosmoski to the Crew Honor Roll.

23 January 2013
: Added Breakiron to the Crew Honor Roll. Thank you to his daughter in-law for notifying us of his Final Flight.


If you have any additional information about any of these men or the crew as a whole please email: updates@39th.org


Continued
60th Squadron Crew Index
Sources: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"