Mechanics - Guam 1945
to R Standing: Cpl Irvin Heng, Sgt Grady P. Hinton, Sgt Clifford
R. Keisker, Tommy ?, Fred Doocy. In Front: Cpl Joseph G.
following men are known to have been bombsight mechanics (MOS 683):
BS S/Sgt Vernon J. Clise
60th BS Sgt Grady P. Hinton
BS S/Sgt Edward F. Kornblith
61st BS Sgt George K. Aharonian
61st BS S/Sgt Fred J. Doocy
61st BS Sgt Clifford R. Keisker
62nd BS Cpl Irvin J. Heng
62nd BS Cpl Joseph G. Lollo
|| Armament Section
Clifford R. Keiser
61st BS Bombsight Mechanic
06 November 2004
|Sgt Edward F. Kornblith
60th BS Bombsight Mechanic
came under Armament Section. Captain Mahoney was in charge but
left my small group of mechanics free to do our work.|
use of the sight was important early. The equipment connected
with it "the Auto Pilot" was used much more than expected,
so we spent as considerable effort on the Auto Pilot and its parts.
operated as a group; 3 from each Squadron.
I am quite sure that I checked the equipment on all the planes
in the group several times..On a few occasions Mahoney, as the
result of problems on a mission "bombs did not release ",
asked me to test the bombing euipment in flight 100-pound bombs
were loaded and we "bombed" Rota.
is a small island nearby that still had a few Japs. I don't think
the bombs did much damage and their rifle fire did not reach us.
S/Sgt Edward Kornblith, Sgt Grady Hinton, Sgt Jack Monier and S/Sgt
Section Main Page
to Fred J. Doocy for providing these photos you may contact him
via email by click here and
thanks to Ed Kornblith for identifying the men in the above photo
with additional information about this section, please email: