39th Bomb Group (VH)

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Replacement Crew
"Censored Lady"
B-29 # 44-69810
(former "Old P-7")
(Original Aircraft of P-7)
2 3 4 5

B-29 # 44-69810 "Censored Lady" renamed "Censored" taxiing toward runway
Photo Courtesy of Richard Goold

Replacement Crew P-11
Photo courtesy of Sol Pritt, Bombardier

Standing L to R:
2nd Lt  Vincenzo Ricci  Radar
2nd Lt  Soloman Pritt  Bombardier
1st Lt William K. Brooks Airplane Commander
1st Lt James R. Little* Pilot
F/O George R. Hood Navigator
Kneeling L to R:
S/Sgt Edgar Oaks* Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Joseph C. Paruti* Right Gunner
Sgt John W. Bowman* Left Gunner
S/Sgt Donald R. Hamang* CFC Gunner
Cpl Milton Jacobs* Tail Gunner
S/Sgt Toivo A. Kallio* Radio Operator

Louis Fryzlewicz (not pictured above) flew two missions as FE, then was grounded due to his MOS. Later he became Crew Chief of "Censored (Lady)".
1st Lt Maurice J. Picheloup, Asst. Grp Flight Enginner, flew with this crew on 24 July 1945 - Handa Mission (Nakajima Aircraft Factory #2). To email Maurice click here

Replacement Crew 11
Honor Roll 
Cpl Milton Jacobs
Tail Gunner
4 May 1945 (MIA)
T/Sgt Donald R. Hamang
CFC Gunner
18 January 1990
2nd Lt Vincenzo Ricci
Radar Observer
January 1998
S/Sgt Toivo A. Kallio
Radio Operator
05 March 1999
Sgt Louis B. Fryzlewicz
Crew Chief
15 April 2001
2nd Lt William K. Brooks
Airplane Commander
10 February 2005
S/Sgt Edgar Oaks
Flight Engineer
23 September 2005
Sgt Harold R. Follmann
October 2005
2nd Lt Soloman Pritt
28 January 2014
S/Sgt Joseph C. Paruti
Right Gunner
28 January 2015


08 February 2015:
Thank you to Dave Paruti for notifying of us of his father's Final Flight.

21 February 2014:
The family of 2nd Lt Soloman Pritt notified us that he has taken his Final Flight.

05 October 2005:
Steve Garrison notified us of his great uncle Edgar Oaks having taken his Final Flight.

29 October 2002:

Contact has been made with Soloman Pritt, Edgar Oaks and Joseph Paruti. Paruti confirmed that Cpl Milton Jacobs, their Tail Gunner, flew with Crew 16 on their 4 May 1945 mission in which 6 members of Crew 16 and Jacobs was lost. Jacobs was filling in as temporary Tail Gunner after Crew 16's TG T/Sgt James R. Ogilvie, shot himself in the leg when the .45 he was cleaning discharged. After Ogilvie recovered from his wound and was discharged from the hosptial - he flew as Replacement Crew 11's Tail Gunner.

03 February 2002:
Added first name of S/Sgt Edgar Oaks to roster. He and his fellow crew members are listed on GO-5 dated July 19, 1945, Award of Air Medal; 10 members of this crew are listed on these orders - Cpl Milton Jacobs was not - however the American Battle Monument Commission's War Dead database does show he was awarded an Air Medal - which could be covered under a different order. Previously only Oaks' last name was known at the time the crew photo was added. Thanks to John Essig, CFC, P-10 for providing a copy of GO-5.

21 October 2001:
Maurice Picheloup recalled this about the Handa Mission "this was a case of checking Flight Engineer performance and during the mission I helped in the cruise control where most of his trouble problems exisited.
We had engine problems and had to land at Iwo Jima.

* The last names and positions of these airmen were provided by Dan Rich along with the crew photo. Rank and first names were obtained from searching General Orders 25 - Battle Participation Award (Bronze Service Star). These orders listed over 500 members of the 60th Bombardment Squadron. If you know any of the above information to be in error please contact with the corrected info.
Special Thanks to Dan Rich for providing the last names of this crew and to Elmo Huston, FE, P-7 for providing a copy of General Orders # 25 dated: 16 August 1945.
Rich mentions that his uncle had mentioned that the crew made 2 or 3 PW Supply drops. No complete mission list is availabe at this time.

If anyone has any information regarding this crew, please email

60th Squadron Crew Index
Sources: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"; Dan Rich; Elmo Huston, Josesph Paruti, Sol Pritt