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"Timely Reminder"
B-29 # 44-69716
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Back Row L to R:
2nd Lt Robert N. LaRotonda Pilot
2nd Lt David A. Patterson Radar Observer
Capt John F. Harvey  Airplane Commander 
2nd Lt  Harry B. Eddy Bombardier
F/O Irving A. Bregman** Navigator
Front Row L to R:
Cpl Gabriel Rodriguez Tail Gunner
S/Sgt Charles W. Fox Right Gunner
S/Sgt Don P. Stone Radio Operator
T/Sgt Samuel Smith Flight Engineer
S/Sgt George C. High Left Gunner
S/Sgt Albert P. Kovac CFC Gunner

** SO-13 dated: 13 Jan 1945, Issued Smoky Hill Army Air Field - Movement to Batista Field, Cuba lists the name of F/O Irving A. Bregman. GO 24 dated: 6 Aug 1945, Issued HQ 20th Air Force - Award of DFC lists F/O Paul Bregman both names are listed with other members of this crew and both have the same Army Serial Number. Anyone with knowledge about this or anything else about this crew please email updates@39th.org

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 Crew 57
Honor Roll 
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S/Sgt Don P. Stone
Radio Operator
1964
S/Sgt Albert P. Kovac
CFC Gunner
19 March 1977
1st Lt David A. Patterson
Radar Observer
April 1977
S/Sgt George C. High
Left Gunner
26 April 2000
2nd Lt Robert LaRotonda
Pilot
10 September 2001
Capt John F. Harvey
Airplane Commander
16 January 2007
1st Lt Harry B. Eddy
Bombardier
06 May 2008

The men of a lead crew plane under the command of Capt John Harvey were a busy gang. They flew lead in half of the day time missions and and complied a total of 30 missions before the end of the war. 

If anyone has any additional information about this crew please email updates@39th.org

Source: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"