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22 May 2001
Anyone who may have served with or knew Thomas E. McCue, who was stationed on Guam, please contact his son Dan. He is looking for more info on his father, who passed away in 1996, and not sure which group his dad served with.
Submitted by Dan McCue

10 May 2001

Ed Edmundson, who was Navigator for Crew 5, passed away on April 25, 2001, at Southern Pines, NC.
Submitted by Rowland Ball, Nav., P-3

24 April 2001

The family of Richard Paquette (A/C) of Crew 52 that was lost on the 23-24 May raid to Tokyo is looking for anyone that remembers the nose art of Crew 52's B29.

Please contact They are especially interested in hearing from Tom Wacht, (P-51), Lloyd R. Hill (P-52) and Sherwood Kiernan (P-52). Hill and Kiernan became POW's and survived the war.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Vic Durrance, 39th Historian

26 March 2001

To Whom it may concern:

I am sorry to inform you that my Dad, George Erhardt, passed away June 2000.  My Dad was proudly buried in the Veteran's part of Whitemarsh Cemetery in Whitemarsh, PA.

Submitted by: Donna Howe , Daughter of Sgt George Erhardt

9 March 2001

On March 7 the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron was reactivated at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 960th traces it's lineage back to the 60th Squadron of the 39th Bomb Group of WWII.

Capt. Mark Rasnake, Projects Officer for the 960th would greatly appreciate any information regarding the 60th Squadron such as pictures, patches, historical information, experiences by former member of the 60th and so on. Capt Rasnake address is: Captain Mark Rasnake, 12105 Hickory Creek Blvd., Oklahoma City , Ok 73170 Telephone is 405-692-4822. His e-mail is

May I urge any former members of the 60th Squadron to help out Capt. Rasnake. I will go to Tinker AFB soon and share what I have with Capt Rasnake.

Submitted by: Dr. Vic Durrance, 39th Historian

15 December 2000

Any 39th Bomb Group members doing research .. Mr. Tom Britton serves as a volunteer with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and will be happy to look up research for 39th Bomb Group Members. He can be contacted

Submitted by: Dr. Vic Durrance, 39th Historian

15 December 2000

Mr. George Adams is in the process of writting a book about B-29s. If you have any information that you feel would benefit him, you may contact him at the address below.

Mail to: 
Mr. George Adams
3360 26 Mile
Shelby, Michigan 48316
Submitted by: Dr. Vic Durrance, 39th Historian