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The 1000th B-29
"Boeing Wichita 1000"
"The Antagonizer"
B-29# 44-69890

Photo Courtesy of Robert Spanner, LG
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L to R Kneeling:
1st Lt Earl R. Davis Pilot
1st Lt Edwin F. Cochrane, Jr Navigator
1st Lt Stephen Franko Airplane Commander
F/O Donald M. Wakeford Bombardier
1st Lt Ernest R. Severson Radar Observer
L to R Standing:
F/O Donald M. Evans Flight Engineer
Sgt Joseph W. Fair Tail Gunner
Sgt Frank W. Novak Right Gunner
T/Sgt James K. Eskew CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Robert R. Spanner Left Gunner
S/Sgt David C. Brown Radio Operator

 Crew 25
Honor Roll 
S/Sgt David C. Brown
Radio Operator
31 December 1947
1st Lt Edwin F. Cochrane, Jr.
Navigator
9 January 1996
F/O Donald M. Evans
Flight Engineer
13 July 1998
T/Sgt James K. Eskew
CFC Gunner
13 June 2000
Sgt Frank W. Novak
Right Gunner
01 September 2001

Update:

20 March 2008 - Added another photo of dedication of the of the 1000th B-29.

13 February 2006 -
Added photo and press release by Boeing 1945 announcing delivery of the 1000th B-29 "Beoing Wichita" aka "The Antagonizer" to the AAF.

18 November 2002
- We have located and made contact with Joseph W. Fair, TG and Robert Spanner, LG; The brother of Donald M. Wakeford, Bombardier has provided us with a point of contact Don, in addition to the contact with Mrs. Evans

The status of Stephen Franko, AC & Earl Davis, Pilot are unknown.


Continued

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61st Squadron Crew Index
Sources: History of the 39th Bomb Group; SSDI; Helene Evans; Robert Spanner