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"City of El Paso"
"The Uninvited"
B-29 # 42-93974

Standing L to R:
Capt Billy D. Stackhouse Airplane Commander
Lt James Parkman Pilot
Lt Peas Wilson Bombardier
2nd Lt  DeForest Billyou Radar
1st Lt Robert D. Brace Navigator
Kneeling L to R:
M/Sgt Carl A. Reed Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Earl A. Dunstan CFC Gunner
S/Sgt James R. Chitty Right Gunner
S/Sgt Paul R. Straub Tail Gunner
1 Gene Romane Radio Operator
S/Sgt Norman G. Comeau Left Gunner
1st Lt Maurice J. Picheloup, Asst. Grp Flight Enginner, flew the Toyokawa & Isesaki Missions with this crew. To email Maurice click here

To learn more about the members of this crew click on their names above.


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 Crew 58
Honor Roll 
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2nd Lt DeForest Billyou
Radar
January 1979 own
Capt Billy D. Stackhouse
Airplane Commander
unknown
S/Sgt Paul R. Straub
Tail Gunner
01 October 1998nknown
Lt Pleas Wilson
Bombardier
unknown
S/Sgt Earl A. Dunstan
CFC
19 March 1990
S/Sgt Norman G. Comeau
Left Gunner
12 March 2000
M/Sgt Carl A. Reed
Flight Engineer

09 October 2000

1st Lt Robert D. Brace
Navigator

26 December 2008


Last known locations of the remaining crew:
James Parkman, AZ; James Chitty, NM
The location of Gene Romane and Earl Dunstan is unknown.

39th Chronicles indicate The "City Of El Paso" crew members flew 21 missions. If anyone can help provide addition mission information, please email updates@39th.org
Crew
Mission
Dated
Target
Combat Flying Hrs
20
08-07-45
Toyokawa
14:00
21
08-15-45
Isesaki
14:40
Missions as indicated from Maurice Picheloup's Record of Combat Duty

Click on each of the pages below to view
Flight Engineer's Log for the Isesaki mission
14/15 Aug 1945
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Courtesy of Maurice J. Picheloup

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Paul Straub on top

Jim Chitty on the bottom
They look ready to take on the enemy
Ground Crew

ground crew 58
Crew 58 had the right idea
One Tall one to reach up there; one small one to get inside; one that's strong as an ox to lift the engine and one that qualified as a mechanical genius (names unknown)


There is no other information on this crew. If anyone has any updates, please email updates@39th.org

Source: "History of the 39th Bomb Group" by Robert Laird (crew 5) and David Smiith (crew 31); Maurice Picheloup, Staff FE