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This page is provided for Veterans to post notices of interest such as searching for a friend or fellow bomb group member, notices of births, deaths, marriage of family and loved ones, crew reunions.   If you are part of a bomb group and would like to have your reunion posted here, please let us know.  Send your messages to: with "Announcement Notice" in the subject line.

14 June 2002
Final Flight

Thomas A. Cronin, Navigator of Crew 27 passed away on 13 June 2002.

07 June 2002

The BBC in London has contacted me indicating they are would like to do a program on the jet stream and how it affected the bomb group's efforts. They are particularly interested in pilot's observations. If you're interested in contributing please email: Another source for mail is: John Groom BBC Science Room 5110 White City 201 Wood Lane London W 12 7TS United Kingdom

Vic Durrance, Historian 39th BG

04 April 2002

Anyone who may have served with me, Ray W. Peoples, stationed on Guam between 1942-1946, please contact me at this email address:

Ray W. Peoples

02 April 2002
Final Flight

Donald W. Hetherington, Pilot of Crew 16 passed away 31 March 2002 in San Antonio, Texas

Rowland Ball, Nav, P-3

13 February 2002

Final Flight

Alan D. Kothmann, son of Cpl. Warren C.A. Kothmann, 39th Bomb Group, 60th Squadron Ground, Guam. Our Father passed away May 28th, 1999, after succumbing to injuries sustained during a toronado in central Texas. The 39th Bomb Group newsletter was received recently on the upcoming reunion in August.Dad was a proud American and always talked about how proud He was to have served with the 39th.

Alan Kothmann

01 January 2002
I am writing for my Father-In-Law, T/Sgt. Wilmer L. Bolgiano, who was attached to the 329th Signal Company Wing, Guam, 1945. He was the Assistant Chief in the radio section serving under M/Sgt. Carl Weidert. We are attempting to find other members of that group or any information you might be able to lead us to. FYI: He currently lives in Leesville, LA, home of Fort Polk. I would appreciate any information that you might be able to direct me to.
submitted by Ronald Coulter

2 December 2001
Happy Anniversary to Bob & Louise Weiler who on this day 57 years ago (1944) were married. What started as the 2 of them has grown to 3 Children, 10 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren.Bob served on Crew 30 as left gunner and is currently the 39th BG Association's 1st VP; Louise is the Association Secretary.
submitted by Pete Weiler

23 November 2001

Final Flight

Robert Mesevage, son of Cpl. Francis E. "Fritz" Mesevage contact the site regarding the recent passing of his father. His father served as Electrician Mechanic on Kick-A-Poo II, for Crew 47. Anyone who may have known his father, Robert would like to hear from you. He can be emailed at:

Submitted by

23 November 2001

Final Flight

John W. Matthews,Jr. who served on Guam 1945 in Operations passed away June 2001 in North Carolina at the age of 82. Anyone with any information about my father please contact me.

Submitted by John W. Matthews, III

23 November 2001
Timothy Pinson is seeking information about his Great Uncle, Jim A. McCandless, who served on Crew 26, Radar Observer. This crew was lost 28 April 1945. He can be emailed at:
Submitted by

17 November 2001
click to enlarge Hollis Logan, Radar, Replacement Crew 6 and the 39th Bomb Group (VH) Association's 2nd VP has been elected President of the 20th Air Force Association at the board meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyoming on 20 October 2001 You can email Hollis at:
submitted by Pete Weiler

7 November 2001

click to enlarge River William Robert Weiler

I'd like to announce the newest member of the 39th Bomb Group (VH) family - Grandson of Robert Weiler, LG, Crew 30 and son of yours truely .. he was born at 09:18a 7 Nov. 2001. Click the photo to enlarge. More details later but I must get back to the hospital. (this photo taken 5 hrs after his birth.

submitted by Pete Weiler