29 January 2019:
Added S/Sgt John J. Griffin to the Crew Honor Roll and the Final Flight Honor Roll.
10 May 2017:
Added F/O Donald Smith to the Crew Honor Roll and the Final Flight Honor Roll. Thank you to his son, Don, Jr. for notifying us of his father's passing.
Added S/Sgt George L. Thomas to Crew Honor Roll and Final Flight Honor Roll. Thank you to his son, Patrick Thomas for notifying us of his father's passing and providing his DOD.
6 December 2016:
M/Sgt Raymond L. Donahue entry found in The Hout Family for Two Thousand and Twenty-seven Years Ten Generations 1725 to 1952 stating serving in 39th BG, additional entry in Ancestry.com found Raymond L. Donahue with same DOB as found in family histry; DOD listed in Ancestry.com.
12 July 2014:
Joe Landy has identified his Uncle John J. Griffin is 2nd from the left kneeling (front row).
16 October 2006:
John Palomo contacted our web site and verified that
his father, Sabastian M. Palomo, Radio Operator this crew
- did pass away in July 1979 as listed in the Social Security
26 August 2005:
Operations Order # 115, Issued by ATC, Pacific Division,
1505th AAF BU, Mather Field, dated 2 May 1945 listed then
Cpl George M. Thomas as Left Gunner and then Cpl John
J. Griffin as Right Gunner - thus the above roster has
been updated as such; previous "gunner" was
entered as their positions. These same orders show that
this crew flew B-29 # 44-69986 overseas. This aircraft
was assigned to Crew 18, 60th
09 September 2004:
Donald G. Smith, Jr., son of Donald G. Smith, Navigator
found our site and has made contact with us. Don, Jr.
shared that according to his father the nickname of his
father's B-29 was "Sweet Sixteen".
25 September 2002:
Contact has been made with Franics Strahorn, who provided
the missing names of his crew; Previously names were found
on orders which were believed to members of this crew
but were unconfirmed until now.