an on again off again search I have found Frank W. Novak a dear
friend and right gunner on crew 25. Their aircraft was the 1,000th
B-29 and was built by Boeing in Wicita, Kansas. The plane received
a great deal of press notice in the States and Later on arrival
at North Field Guam.
retired from the FAA and now lives in Las Vegas. He is ill and
I am sure would like to hear from some of his flying buddies that
were in the 39th.
information that anyone has on crew 25 would be appreciated. The
only thing knowm of the crew is that Ed Cockrane died in California.
The Crew was Stephen Franko AC, Earl R. Davis pilot, Edwin F.
Cockrane Jr. , Nav, Donald M. Wakefore, Bomb, Ernest R. Severson.
Radar, Donald M. Evans, FE, David C. Brown, Radio, James K Eskew,
CFC, Frank. W. Novak, RG, Robert R. Spanner LG, Joseph W. Fair
Dr. Vic Durrance, 39th
Frank Novak passed away 01 September 2001 at the age of 78
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