39th Bomb Group (VH)

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"City of Atlanta"
B-29 # 44-69788

39th BG in formation

The tail of P-29 can be seen above (right); the other 39th crew is unknown as the photo could not be enhanced enough to read the crew number. The above photo was taken April 10, 1945 over the Maug Islands. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Photo from Crumm Collection

Standing L to R:
1st Lt Walter Fauverso Flight Engineer
1st Lt Sam Anello Bombardier
Capt Raymond "Rick" S. Ferrell Airplane Commander
1st Lt Jack Guinther, Jr. Pilot
1st Lt James Green Navigator
1st Lt Frederick Rice Radar Observer
Front Row L to R:
S/Sgt Paul Faust Right Gunner
S/Sgt Donald Morris Radio Operator
T/Sgt Frank B. Taylor CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Lester P. Fauver, Jr. Tail Gunner
S/Sgt Bernard F. Ferrara Left Gunner

 Crew 29
Honor Roll 
Capt Raymond "Rick" Ferrell
Airplane Commander
26 April 1996
T/Sgt James F. Finlay
Crew Chief
08 September 2004
T/Sgt Frank B. Taylor
CFC Gunner
24 May 2005
1st Lt James G. Green
13 October 2009
1st Lt Walter E. Fauerso
Flight Engineer
20 March 2010
S/Sgt Lester P. Fauver, Jr.
Tail Gunner
29 September 2015


11 October 2015: Added S/Sgt Lester P. Fauver, Jr. to Crew Honor Roll. Thank you to his friend and former co-worker, Herman Wilkins.

61st Squadron Crew Index
Source: James G. Green, Lester Fauver, "History of the 39th Bomb Group"