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19th Bombardment Group (M)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 89288
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
INFORMATION ON EDWARD SCHWAB A1C OR A2C?

ANDIE MUELLER wrote on July 8, 2014


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: 28TH BOMBER SQUADRON, 19TH BOMBER GROUP

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband is looking for any information or photos about his great uncle Edward A Schwab.

Airman First Class Schwab was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 28th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group. On January 29, 1953, the aircraft was shot down by MiGs eleven miles south of Pyongyang and eighteen miles east of Sariwon. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on January 30, 1954.


Keywords: B-29A 42-65357, 28th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group


Entry: 88579
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
TOP OF THE MARK

STEVE SHAFFER wrote on March 20, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 19BG, 28SQ

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have a picture of the Top of the Mark with Crew as well as individual pictures of the
crew of the Island Queen in their positions while in flight. Have no problem mailing
copies to interested parties.


Keywords: Pictures, Top of the Mark, Island Queen, 19th bg, 28th sq, Kaden, Korea, B29


Entry: 88578
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
THE ISLAND QUEEN

STEVE SHAFFER wrote on March 20, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 19BG, 28SQ

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Captain Shipley,
I was wondering if you remember my Grandfather Woodrow Woody Henderson.
He was the co-pilot of the Island Queen.I have many photos of you and my grandfather.
If I'm not mistaken you were also a crew member of the Top of the Mark as was he. If you wouldn't mind confirming this it would be much appreciated. I hope you are doing well. God Bless.


Keywords: Island Queen, Korea, B29, Top of the Mark, 19th bg, 28th sq,


Entry: 87364
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LOOKING FOR PHOTOGRAPH OF B-29 S/N 45-21748 MAY HAVE BEEN A TARZON BOMBER.

DAVID HOOVER wrote on October 7, 2013


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am the Curator of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and
History. We have on exhibit B-29 s/n 45-21748, we would like to
know if any veterans or their love ones have a picture of this
B-29 showing its nose art.

We also need to confirm if it was assigned to the 19th Bomb
Group and was in combat in Korea. We have gotten conflicting
information from the USAF and authors who claim it was in the
19th Bomb Group. Any photographs or names of crew members and
contact information would be helpful.

Also any veterans or knew someone that were stationed at Walker
AFB with the 509th Very Heavy Bombardment Group at Roswell New
Mexico that might have a photograph of this aircraft s/n 45-
21748 please contact me at (505) 245-2137 x118 or email me at
dhoover@nuclearmuseum.org.

Thank You,

David


Keywords: 19th Bomb Group, Tarzon, nose art, 45-21748.


Entry: 87120
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
DOUBLE WHAMMY 19TH BOMB GRP 93RD SQUAD KOREA

YVETTE GHORMLEY wrote on August 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Korea Okinawa Army Air Corp Air Force 0952 93rd Bomb Squadron
19th Bomb Group Double Whammy or other information for the 93rd
Bomb Squadron

Looking for information for my father who was a member of this
grp/squadron


Keywords: Korea Okinawa Army Air Corp Air Force 0952 93rd Bomb Squadron
19th Bomb Group Double Whammy



Entry: 86331
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
I WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON MY FATHER A2C AIRFORCE

JAMES DAVIS JR. wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: CASSVILLE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: My a son to my father James W Davis serve the
Korean War my father was A2C. I lost my
fatherof cancer and i would like to see if any of
his buddies are still living and have any
pictures so I can start a photo album. My father
was a great man and serve his country with
pride. Thank you son James.



Entry: 81416
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
B-29 BAIT-ME

ELLIOT TEMPLE wrote on December 23, 2011


City and State: ALPHARETTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the nephew of Amos Pete Temple and am looking
for anyone who might have known Pete during the
Korean War. Pete perished in 1952 when the Bomber
Bait-Me iced over and went down during the Suiho
mission. I know so little of my uncle and would
appreciate any notes from someone who knew him.

Thank You.

Elliot


Keywords: B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 93rd Bomber
Squadron, 19th Bomber Wing, named Bait-Me crash



Entry: 81116
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
509TH AIR REFUELING SQ

KIM SCHARNHORST (FELTON) wrote on November 20, 2011


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone with information on Top of Mark,and another
plane that has the crew names of: Clancy, Phil,
Chuck, Woody, Smitty. George Cox, Ray, Charlie,
Verne, and Jim. I have a picture with the wing tip
blown off and the crew standing in front of the wing.
From what I understand it was the 19th bomb group,
mission 6/10/1952 or 1953. My fathers name was
Richard (Phil) Felton, 509th Air Refueling Sq. His
Specialty 32351F. I have his DD214 but not much else.
thank you so much in advance. My father passed
October 18th, of this year.



Entry: 79602
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
19TH BOMB GROUP CREW OF THE MONTH LIGHTER AUGUST 1952

TIM MOYER wrote on July 12, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: i have a champion lighter from the 19th bomb group crew of the month aug 1952 in okinawa.
i found it in some of my moms things after she past away. i dont know anthing about the it and i dont belive its anyones in my family.
can anyone tell anything about this crew/


Keywords:  


Entry: 79018
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON A/2C RICHARD LEE (DICK) NEWBROUGH

WILLIAM (BILL) NEWBROUGH wrote on May 24, 2011


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Comments: I am looking for information on my brother A/2C Richard (Dick) Lee Newbrough, who served in the 19th Bomb Group, 30th Bomb Squadron. He was stationed on Okinawa in 1952 and had mentioned being in a combat unit (apparently bombing). I was only 11 years old at that time and never really had a chance to get to know Richard.

Richard (by now S/Sgt) was murdered in 1960 and I would like to find out if anyone remembers him from the 19th Bomb Group. You can either e-mail me at: bill.newbrough@earthlink.net or phone me on my toll-free number 888-737-7321.

Thanks

Bill Newbrough


Keywords:  


Entry: 78056
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
FRIENDS OF ED SNIDER

SCOTT SNIDER wrote on March 2, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew Edward E Snider, he was a pilot
he flew b29's in north Korean flyovers. If you know him I would like
to talk with you.


Keywords: Guam north korean flyovers b29


Entry: 77712
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
MICHAEL CHIODO

ROBIN WANTLAND wrote on February 3, 2011


City and State: JUSTIN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone remember a recruit by the name of Michael
Chiodo? Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 76490
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
NO SWEAT

SHARON SINCLAIR wrote on October 22, 2010


City and State: HAPPY VALLLEY OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for pictures of the plane NO SWEAT. I have an old photo with my dad and the crew but it is a bad image. Would like to find a good picture and the names and positions of all the crew members

Keywords: 19th Bomb Squad


Entry: 75992
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
B-29 CRASH YOKOTA JAPAN (1951?)

CAROL EDWARDS wrote on August 31, 2010


City and State: MONROE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information about my father's
service. I don't know his unit. The only information I
have is he was on a B-29 loaded with 38 bombs. It crashed
at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during takeoff when two of
it's engines quit. The plane broke into two pieces,
caught fire, and 30 bombs exploded. The fire spread to a
nearby village. I'm not sure, but I believe the date to
be around Dec. 1951.
I have photos of a plane, not sure if this is the same
one, but the number on the plane is 6247. If anyone can
help me with any information, I would greatly appreciate
it. His name was Lt. Richard F. Brock.


Keywords: B-29 crash Yokota Air Base Japan


Entry: 74890
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
THE DORATHY

BOB BRUNETTE wrote on May 31, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for pictures, informaiton about a B29 bomber name "The Dorathy". It was based out McCord Airforce Base in Washington State and believed to have been lost in the Korean War.

Keywords: Looking for pictures, informaiton about a B29 bomber name "The Dorathy". It was based out McCord Airforce Base in Washington State and believed to have been lost in the Korean War.


Entry: 73346
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
B 29 BOMBER SPANISH FORK, UT AKA HEAVENLY BODY

JOHN R. POUNDS SR. wrote on January 30, 2010


City and State: OLEAN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Spanish Fork, UT aka Heavenly Body Information

Dear Sir or Madam,
For several years I have been following a b 29 bomber called the City of Spanish Fork, UT aka Heavenly Body K 35 S/N44-69997 A/C Lt. Foster B. Huff of the 811 Guam. It was with the314th BW 330th BG 458th BS. My father M/Sgt Robert D. Pounds served with the Crew of the 811 for almost two years while on Guam, from 1944-45. The aircraft the Spanish Fork I believe left Guam also in 1945-46. Its was with the 505Th BG for a while and I was told that it also was involved in the Korean Era. It was suppose to be with the 19Th BW I believe. I have very little information about this aircraft and no pictures.

Below is some information that the AFHO Research Center sent to me. Since the B 29 bomber Spanish Fork, UT aka Heavenly Body K 35 s/n 44-69997 A/C Lt. Foster B. Huff was with the 505thBG after the war It left Guam in 1945. I was hoping you could help me out. This air craft was on Guam with the Crew of the 811. I believe the K-40 was with this group. I'm searching for this aircraft and pictures.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 2:19 PM, wrote:


Dear Sir:

Now we have four aircraft with the name Heavenly Body. Each assigned to a different bomb group.

498BG 42-63510 Assigned to 73 Bombardment Wing

505 BG One which survived the war and another which survived the war as was reclaimed at Tinker. Were there two aircraft in the same bomb group with the same name that both survived the war? It would be highly unusual for two aircraft in the same bomb group to have the same name. However, aircraft in the same Bombardment Wing could and did have, at times, the same name. Bomb Groups usually consisted of 50 aircraft. Wings were composed of two Bomb Groups.

330BG Same comments as above


497 BG assigned to the 73rd Bombardment Wing. According to the history of the 497 BG and the Missing Aircrew Report the only aircraft from that organization that crashed delivering supplies to POW Camps was 44-69998 piloted by John Cripps

98 BG 98th never was in the Pacific during WWII. The 98th flew in Europe and then in Korea

The city of Hersey/Spanish Forks and Heavenly Body were all in the 314 Bombardment Wing.

There is no official list of names of aircraft. There are lists of serial numbers but since the serial number list does not contain the names of aircraft it is impossible to trace a single, individual aircraft by a name.

Thank you,

John Pounds son of Maj. Robert D. Pounds USAF RET.



Entry: 72921
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
I HAVE A QUESTION

JOHN R. POUNDS SR. wrote on December 27, 2009


City and State: OLEAN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: To Whom it May Concern,

I'm searching for anyinformation or pictures of a b 29 bomber called the Spanish Fork, UT aka Heavenly Body S/N 44-69997 K 35 A/C Lt. Foster B. Huff of the 330th BG 458th BS 1944-45 on Guam during WWII. After the second world War I believe it was with the 19th BG during the Korean War 1950-53. In 1954 it was scrapped at Tinkers Air Force Base. need help in tracking down this aircraft.

Thanks,

John Pounds son of Maj. Robert D. Pounds USAF RET.


Keywords: The Spanish Fork, UT aka Heavenly Body S/N 44-69997
K 35.



Entry: 72122
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
RB-29/B-29 SHOT DOWN 05 NOV 50

ADAM GEIBEL wrote on October 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for more information on what has been described as a B-29 "Super fortress" bomber (probably an RB-29) that caught fire and crashed while flying over Raoping County, Guangdong, on 05 NOV 1950. Fifteen crewmembers, including a woman, were found dead at the site and were initially identified U.S. military personnel.

This was on the same day that the Far East Air Forces dispatched 21 B-29s of the 19th Bomb Group to begin incendiary bomb attacks on North Korean cities and towns. They dropped 170 tons of fire bombs on Kanggye, near the Chinese border, and destroyed 65 percent of the town's center.


Keywords: RB-29. Raoping County, Guangdong, China. MIAs.


Entry: 69213
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
BLACK TUESDAY OVER NAMSI, A TRUE HISTORY OF THE EPIC AIR BATTLE OF THE KOREAN WAR

EARL (MAC) MCGILL wrote on February 20, 2009


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 19BG, 28BS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Until this book, very little had been published about B-29 combat operations during the Korean War, and most of what was written was either incomplete or riddled with misconceptions. Having flown 28 combat missions as a B-29 copilot and witnessed the aftermath of the Namsi debacle I was anxious to set the record straight.
In doing so, I spent seven years researching and writing about a battle that lasted fifteen minutes--yet forever changed the way air warfare would be waged.
Black Tuesday Over Namsi, a True History of the Epic Air Battle of the Korean can be ordered from the publisher, Heritage Books by calling 800-876-6103 or online at heritagebooks.com.
Reviews of Black Tuesday Over Namsi can be accessed through my web site, B-29s in the Korean War. Readers have so far responded that they were surprised and delighted. I hope you will be too and look forward to hearing from you.


Keywords: Namsi, Black Tuesday, B-29, Air Battle


Entry: 68534
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LOOKING FOR THE CREW OF

HARVEY LONGLOIS wrote on January 4, 2009


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 28TH. BOMB SQDN 19TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was a tail gunner in the 28th. from March '50 on Guam,until Sept. '50. Flew 23 missions from Kadena. Okinawa. Would like any info from anyone who flew with me.

Keywords: Any crew member of the "City of Jeferson City'


Entry: 68356
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
SEARCHING,HARRY HAYES AC, KOREAN CONFL.

BOB MCCARTHY SR. wrote on December 22, 2008


City and State: NEHALEM OR

Unit: 29TH GRP., GUAM, 1945

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Completed 35 missions with Harry Hayes, Guam to Japan
in 1945



Entry: 68272
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LOOKING FOR JOE

CELINA GALLEGOS wrote on December 15, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew A2C Joe Valdez.
Honoraby Discharged in 1958.
My understanding is that he was an Air Traffic Controller and the plane he took a picture on is next to a shapely woman with 'Shady Lady' painted on it.
Would have been dating/engaged to my mom Vicky/Victoria at the time. Born in Colorado, lived in New Mexico before enlisting.
Would love to hear from a personal friend or military acquaintance of his with a memory or two (good or bad). Writing a book to leave for my kids who never got a chance to meet him. Deceased 11/83.


Keywords: Personal Friends
Shady Lady
Airman



Entry: 67916
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
CHUCK REEVES

DON HALLOCK wrote on November 17, 2008


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: 93RD BOMB SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Chuck

As I told you before, we watched the recovered from the shore on that fatefull evening in 1952. Capt Knox, Capt Adams and Sgt. Jim Sides were part of our crew assigned to that mission. I have lost track of eveyone except Jim Sides sister. I still communicate with her.

Don Hallock
Retired Airline Captain


Keywords: Okinawa October 31st, 1952


Entry: 64673
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
JOHN GALDI 1952 B29 R WING GUNNER

JOHN GALDI JR. wrote on March 9, 2008


City and State: COVINA CA

Unit: 28 BOMB SQD 19TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information about my dad and his plane, I'm not sure if te Peak of Perfection is the plane he flew on as a R wing Gunner, he also told a story about bailing out of a damaged B29 after the engine was damaged by flak.

I have a photo the Peak of Perfection


Keywords: B29 Peak of Perfection


Entry: 64029
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
MILTON (MICKEY) CORSON

RICHARD CORSON wrote on January 25, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am interested in communicating with anyone who served with or knew my father, Milton (Mickey) Corson, 30th Bombardment Sqdn, 19th Bombardment Group, 1952.

Keywords: Mickey Corson, 1952, Okinawa


Entry: 62254
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
TRYING TO ID PLANE/UNIT

ROBERT OSBORNE wrote on September 12, 2007


City and State: DECATUR AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am trying to ID a particular AC or unit from a B and W photo for a friend whose father served in the AC.

The B-29 is metal on top w/ wavy black on the underside. He says the date is 1948 and the place is Guam. I would think that puts the AC in the 19th Bomb Group.

The fuselage has a round artwork on the side- half in the silver, half in the black- a bomb superimposed over clouds with a thunderbolt over the bomb. Probable colors are simple- Black bomb, white cloud, red bolt, blue background and a white or silver rim to the roundel itself. If anyone can tell me anything about this plane, I would be most grateful. Thank you.


Keywords: B-29, 1948, Guam


Entry: 61731
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
CAPT. RICHARD HAROLD SIMPSON

BRENT SIMPSON wrote on July 24, 2007


City and State: LAKE ORION MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for people who might have known my Grandfather. Capt. Richard Harold Simpson

If you could contact me if you have any info on him or the name of the plane he was shot down in.

His remains have been identified by the USAF and we will be bringing him home soon.

If you have further info or questions for me please email me.

Thank you


Keywords: 19th bomb group Korea


Entry: 60159
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LOOKING FOR SCHOOLMATES

MICHAEL WEIGEL wrote on February 28, 2007


City and State: IRONWOOD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for schoolmates who attended grade school at Kadena between 1950 and 1953.
My father was in the 19th bomber group and then served in intelligence.

I have fond memories of our makeshift school.


Keywords: grade school


Entry: 59198
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
COMMAND DECISION B-29

MICHELE WELCH wrote on October 13, 2006


City and State: STATESVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was Carl W. Ayers. He was the Flight Engineer on the Command Decision under the command of Donald Covic during the Korean War and when the plane was so decorated. I am just starting to try and research his group and the crew he served with. He is no longer with us and I don't have him to fill me in on everything so I'm relying on the graciousness of strangers with a common bond to help me out. I am desperate to find pictures or any information to be able to start putting together a scrapbook of sorts on the info I find. If you have any information I would be forever grateful if you could send it my way. Please call me or e-mail me with any info you may have. My ultimate goal is to be able to get enough info to create a website to their honor and produce a DVD with all the information and pictures for family or friends. If you have pictures to share, especially if they may have my granddaddy in them, I'd so appreciate any high res pictures or hard copies (I'll pay for all postage and copies). Thanks in advance for everything you might be able to help me with!

Keywords: Command Decision, B-29


Entry: 56478
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
B29 HOT TO GO

MICHAEL LUTMAN wrote on March 31, 2006


City and State: WOODSTOCK GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Good afternoon,

My father served as a flight engineer on a B-29 in the Korean War named "Hot To Go". While browsing the "B29's in Korea" website, I saw 2 different aircraft with the same name but from different bomb groups. I am trying to find out which one my father was on as I plan on having the same mural painted on the side of an airplane I recently purchased, in his honor.

Can you help me try to locate some of his former crewmembers? If this will help, my father once told me a story in which they had just been delivered a B-29 from storage and there job was to return it to flying status prior to deployment to Korea. During this episode one of my father's crew buddies inadvertantly activated the machine guns and shot up the control tower. My fathers' name was Charles Lutman. Any assistance you can give me is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Mike Lutman


Keywords: B-29 "Hot To Go", Korea, Japan


Entry: 54861
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LT. LEONARD RUMMEL

BRIAN RUMMEL wrote on December 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was recently going through some of old photo's and came across a bunch of my grandfathers pictures from the Korean war. My grandfather's name is Lt. Leonard Rummel and he was a pilot in the 19th Bomber group, 28th squadron. His plane was named "Persuade Her".

I am looking for anyone who knew my grandfather during the war. He passed away right after I was born. I would appreciate any help.

Also, I came across an excellent photo of the entire 19th BG, 28th squadron in case anyone's interested.

Thanks.

Brian Rummel


Keywords: "Rip", 19th Bomber Group, 28th Bomber Squadron, "Persuade Her"


Entry: 53775
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
KENNETH J TRUNNELL SR--DECEASED

KENNETH TRUNNELL JR. wrote on October 27, 2005


City and State: COTTAGE GROVE MN

Unit: 1605TH HEADQUARTERS (SP)

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: This is to let those interested in the B-29 page that My Dad, MSGT Ken Trunnell (retired as Major) passed away on 08/13/2003. He always spoke with fondness and a great regard for those who served with him and those that he knew who serve on the great Superfortress. I know that the 19th Bomb Group reunions were the highlights of his later years. To all I wish God speed and thank you for your sacrifices for all of the future generations.

Keywords:


Entry: 53729
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER EARL MAROTZ

JENNIFER (MAROTZ) ROHRBACHER wrote on October 24, 2005


City and State: BURR RIDGE IL

Unit: 20TH AIR FORCE, 28TH BOMB SQUADRON, 19TH BOMB GROU

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hello my name is Jennifer Rohrbacher and my father pasted away last year and I am trying to put together a book of my fathers life and his parents. Does anyone remember Earl Marotz? All I know is that he was in the service from 3/22/44 - 10/23/45. He was gunner who floew the B29actms in 35 missions (over Japan) and was mainly stationed in Guam. The wasy you would describe the group he was assigned to is: 20th air force, 28th bomb squadron, 19th bomb group. If you have any info please email me at backer5@comcast.net Thank you so much have a wonderful day!!
Jennifer


Keywords: Earl Marotz, 20th air force, 28th bomb squadron, 19th bomb group


Entry: 53045
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
LEFTY RUNYAN

J. JOHNSON wrote on September 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone out there remeber Clarence Lefty Runyan,tailgunner

Keywords: Lefty,Lemon drop kid


Entry: 51757
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
19TH V. MIG'S, DECEMBER 6, 1950

JOE BRENNAN wrote on June 29, 2005


City and State: HOBOKEN NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm a Korean War air combat researcher, specifically, at the moment, both sides of an encounter 6 Dec 1950; 19th BG B-29's encountered MiG-15's of the 29th Guards Fighter Regiment. 3 B-29's were damaged, 2224 (44-62224, Wanderer), 2025 (44-62025) and 3475 (42-63475?) per USAF records, which were callsigns Beneficial 20, 23 and unk, not necessarily in that order. Second two planes are not on the superb "B-29's in the Korean War" site, and in Robert Mann's excellent "B-29 Superfortress-A Comprehensive Registry..." 2025 is a 19th a/c but fate not given; his record for 3475 indicates maybe that number is a mistake in the records.
By chance does anyone know about the 6 December 1950 combat, and the B-29's involved, or anything about the crews and the combat itself? Thanks



Keywords: aircraft


Entry: 50295
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
REMEMBER ME

GUS PIPERAKIS wrote on April 20, 2005


City and State: DIXON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: any body remember me frence north africa.B47 caught fire burnt down(fully loaded)and we had to evacuate the base?

Keywords: Pip 1951-1972


Entry: 47204
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
HELP WITH UNIT / AIRCRAFT

MIKE SAKAS wrote on December 1, 2004


City and State: EULESS TX

Unit: 19TH BG FATHER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to Find:
The rest of the crew names and first names of those listed.
All I know is 19th BG, No Squdron etc and info would be helpful. I found one picture of Nose art but it is black and white.


Keywords: Double or Nuthin, 357, 42-65357, Shady Lady,
Major Gibson, Morofsky, Roland Meeks, Arthur Sakas



Entry: 46257
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
INFO WANTED ON LOSS OF AF1806

HOWARD (KENNETH) BAYNE wrote on October 11, 2004


City and State: WEST CHESTER PA

Unit: 20TH AF 19THBOMB GROUP 33RD SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a radio operator /mechanic/gunnerMOS 2946 stationed at North Field ,Guam from 1947 to '48.Recalled to Shaw Field Carolina in Aug.1950 from AF Reserves.Would appreciate any info about the 19th group during the 1947/48 period.I flew on the crew of the Base Commander who was lost in an aircraft explosion,along with rest of "slow time" crew while checking out our aircraft after a major engine overhaul.Would have occurred sometime in early 1948 I think.

Keywords: AirForce1806 tail# designation


Entry: 43960
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
THEATER RAIDE

JAMES GROPPER wrote on June 21, 2004


City and State: DALTON GA

Unit: 22ND AAA AW

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: sat on the edge off the runway at kadena for
a year any one remember the open air theater
25 cents ore the dummy who got stuck between
a/c in a 2 1/2 ton[several times] a/c had to unload of the end off the runway one night
some on in the openair hollerd raide sure was
a lot off empty benches typhoons where fun
when you lived in a tent those where the good
old days 1950/1953??? do you remember those
jim gropper ssgt ret.


Keywords: okinawa 1951 22nd aaa aw


Entry: 42940
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)

FRANK (BUD) FARRELL wrote on May 10, 2004


City and State: GEORGETOWN TX

Unit: 19TH BOMB GROUP, 93RD BOMB SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Subject: Book Announcement - NO SWEAT by Bud
Farrell, B-29 Gunner Korea 1952


"If you don't laugh and cry at times within
moments of each other while reading this - as I
did while writing it - I will be disappointed!"
Bud Farrell

"I have essentially finished reading NO SWEAT...I
found it refreshingly different from most books
because it is constructed in such a way that one
can read an article, look at photos, news
clippings, and other items without losing
continuity. In other words, it is easy to read.
The book is well written and does not contain most
of the typos found in other self -published books.
You are to be congratulated on your attention to
detail that resulted in an excellant end product.
Your memory must be superb." - Lucien Thomas,
The "Gunner's Gunner"... with 400 Missions with
The R.A. F. and USAF 8th Air Force WW II, The 19th
Bomb Group and 13th Bomb Group Korea, Vietnam
(Author of PINTAIL THREE, NEVER A DULL MOMENT, and
R for ROBERT)
"...I laughed and cried a number of times, some
while even on the same page." -
Ted Parker WWII B-29 Combat Crew Member, 3/20/04
?Your Christmas Homecoming (HOMO GO) brought
tears to my eyes. Really! Thank you for making me
remember how lucky I am!? ? Londa Boots,
Assoc.Dir. Author Services, 1st Books. Publishing Co.
?Bud, I read all your postings, some times
with tears, others with laughter but always with
enjoyment?. ? Don Brzezinski, WW II B-29 Combat
Crewman
?EVERYBODY STAND UP"..."I thought I was in
that airplane. You should take up writing or maybe
you have.? -Earl Johnson, USAF Maj. Gen. Retired,
WW II B-29 Aircraft Commander and 19th
Bm.Gp.C.O.,Orlando, Florida
?NAMSAN-NI?What an excitingly told tale. Your
ability to tell a story is a wonderful gift. You
bring it to life as if we were really there!?
Jean Allen, WW II B-29 Combat Crewmember -
WAS really there!
BUD LIGHT - ??I laughed my ass off. Great
stuff, if the rest of the book is as good, it
should be a best seller.? ?Don MacHenry, Graphic
Artist, New Kensington, Pa.
? I read your story with Tears?? ? Iris Fry,
B-29 Web Site
?OH BABY! I was right there?rocking in my
chair to gain momentum?go GO! GOOOOOOOOOOO!!! What
an excellent piece?EVERYBODY STAND UP?you made it
so real?amazed at how you can vividly describe so
much! I almost feel like I am sitting on your
shoulder, feeling what you feel, taking in all
your emotions. Oh what a wonderful work!! I love
you my HUBBA HUBBA GUNNER!? Susan Bryan, Lt. US
Army, Poet/Writer, Computer Artist

I said in the NO SWEAT Book Mark that I
hoped that readers might laugh and cry within
moments of each other - as I did while writing
it....and now I have heard that from just one
person so far and that is quite enough...but I had
heard the same from a young woman at the copy shop
in Durango 3 years ago who kept a copy of the
original manuscript...but what does a woman know
about war...just her husband, sons, sisters,
fathers, brothers, cousins, daughters... her very
heart and soul that she gives up...that's ALL!!






You can preview part of just one story (of 85
short nonfiction stories, 350 plus pages, 85,000
words) excerpted from narrative EVERYBODY STAND
UP! by accessing the below and/or following listed
book review site link in blue. You may also to
order NO SWEAT then if you wish.
http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/18182

NO SWEAT and/or "YO!" can be purchased at
http://www.1stbooks.com or by calling
1-888-280-7715 OR I will also be glad to take
orders here in order to sign with a personal note
and perhaps save you a buck or two, postage
prepaid and in a padded envelope, at $ 28.00 vs.
$ 30.25 from the Publisher (at $ 24.50 + $ 5.75
postage)...OR even $ 25.00 if purchased locally
and no postage is required. My phone number is
520-818-9257, ground mail address is 38171 S. Golf
Course Drive, Tucson, Arizona, 85739. I have lost
track of many of our mutual friends so if you talk
to any, please let them know about NO SWEAT ( my
Korean War B-29 Combat Crew Memoir) and also
"YO!", (my family and personal memoir)! And "YO"
to YOU...Thank you for sharing my memories and
friends!
Sincerely Bud Farrell


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Entry: 41313
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
SGT. TOM BYRNE

KEVIN HEALEY wrote on February 27, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Tom Byrne was a tail gunner, pretty sure with 19th BG, was later with 580th ARS Wheelus Field Lybia. Any info contact Kevin Healey TSGT USAF Ret.

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Entry: 39328
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)

LUANN MIMS wrote on December 21, 2003


City and State: WILMINGTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone out there remember a plane named South Sea Sinner. My dad was the pilot during the mid-1950s - John Mims. He is living in NOrth Carolina and would love contact from anyone that might remember the time there.

Keywords: South Sea Sinner B-29 Bomber


Entry: 38978
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
JAY STANPHILL

JIM STANPHILL wrote on December 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my Dad in Korea to talk to. Thanks.

Keywords: Stationed in Okinawa, 29 L


Entry: 38714
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
KADENA IN THE 50S

JAMES GROPPER wrote on November 26, 2003


City and State: DALTON GA

Unit: A BTRY 22 AAA AW

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: was in the army 22nd aaa aw 40mm our tent and
gun was right behind a hardstand next to the
runway one good thing about those guys checking
out mags those 18 foot blades kept the habus
blown away every time a 29 came in for a crash
landing we had to go up the hill any one around
old enough to remember those days the open air
theater 25 cents saw 29s crash on the run way
and in the bay all the weather and antennas blew
of the new controle tower the first typhoon
where would i find an old map of kadena
jim gropper ssgt usa ret


Keywords: kadena ab 1952-53


Entry: 38269
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
B29

PHILIP CRAVENS wrote on November 12, 2003


City and State: WEST SENECA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY UNCLE SERVED AS BOMBARDIER DURRING 44-45
HIS RANK WAS FIRST LT

LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF THE PLANE

THANKS
PHIL


Keywords: AC # 44-69856 19TH BG 20TH AF 93 SQUADRON


Entry: 37714
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)

ROBERT PERIGO wrote on October 21, 2003


City and State: WOODY CREEK CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm assisting Jack McCawley in Pratt,Ks., on the B-29 All
Veterans Memorial and trying to locate former crew
members, my Dad, flew with in the 19th Bomb Group,
30th Bomb Sqdn Kadena AFB,OKINAWA Nov 1950 till
May 1951. Dad was a navigator throughout 43 mission
he flew. Some of the pilots names he flew with (last
names are all I have) Mellon, Gauch, Sproul, Lockett,
Bartol, and Hubbel. Should you have any info or leads
please contact me soonest. Thank you.


Keywords: B-29 #44-61815 name B.U.B. , #44-61835 Dragon
Lady, #44-87661 American Beauty



Entry: 37015
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
A WAR STORY

WALTER C. BRINGSAUF wrote on September 19, 2003


City and State: TOWACO NJ

Unit: 19TH BG 28 SQ 50-51

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: response to message 31136 1/10/03 by Joe Larimore.. Following is the entire "A War Story". Have had it squirreled away in my photo album these many years. So true. Enjoy. WCB



A War Story

    And so it came to pass, as the fourth hour before the dawn approacheth into the
   land of Kadena, a messenger goeth forth to the tents of the Birdmen and he
   speaketh onto each saying verily, “Arise and don thy garments and go thou to the
   gathering place, for the Master has decreed that it shall be thus”.

    The Birdmen, awakening, mutter into their beards and revile the messenger,
   saying his mother hath not morals, and that his father knoweth him not. And they
   arise and seek out their socks and go forth to break bread, and one breaketh his
   hand on the bread.

    Then they are gathered together into the sanctum of sanctums called briefing,
   and their voices are hushed, for they are in the presence of the Master, and
disciples arise and speak to them telling of routes, altitudes and targets, for that is
   their manner of speaking. And at last the Master ariseth and saith unto them, “Yea
   verily, thou are indeed fortunate, for thine enimies are sorry put and do naught
   to oppose thee. Go ye forth therefor and gird thyself for battle and let him who
   would abort beware, for my wrath is great.”

    And the Birdmen whisper one to another, “Yea, this is a day of many tribulat-
   ions, for the Master returneth to his sack and goest not amongst us.” And they
   answer, “Yea, verily, it is so.”

    Then the Birdmen go to prepare the rituals, and gird their loins for battle and
   some are beset by trembling and redness of eye, for they have partaken too much
   of wine, and they go onto their friends and speak unto them, saying, “Yea , many
   times thou hast been as a brother to me, and I to you. Will thou therefor take my
   place in battle this day, for I am indeed overtaken by illness.” And their friends
   answereth, “Thou soundest faint and I can not hear thee, go thou and disturb not
   my meditations.” And they go.

    And they go once more to the birds of iron, and there arises a great clamor as
   they make ready to go forth, and the great birds are risen into the air, all save one
   who aborteth for lack of boost, and the Master curseth him saying, “Thou shalt
   know the full measure of my wrath.”

    And the Birdmen proceed unto the land of darkness, even to the doorway of the
   evil one called Joe.

    Then the skies became darkened with mist and the Birdmen strayeth from one
   another and miss their turning points and are lost. And they find not their targets,
   and great are their trepidations, and the Birdmen cry unto one another saying,
   “Slingshot one come unto me for I am set upon by bandits and my prop runneth

   away.” And Slingshot one replieth, “Verily, thou shouldest drop dead, for mine
   wings are heavy with ice and the flak hath found me.”

    And some falleth unto the land of darkness, while one and another scurrieth
   away like mice, and salvoeth their bombs into the sea and returneth home
   empty-handed.

    And the Master gathereth them together and speaketh unto them of the bad
   show, and of many practice missions, and of frozen promotions, and giveth them
   hell in general.

    So be it----------Amen


By M/Sgt James O’Archerd


Keywords: Grd crew on Razenhell at start of war


Entry: 37014
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
A WAR STORY

WALTER C. BRINGSAUF wrote on September 19, 2003


City and State: TOWACO NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 36979
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
WITH THE GRACE OF GOD, I STILL WALK THE EARTH.

GEORGE EDWARD (RED) REDER II wrote on September 17, 2003


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAF DISPENSARY, HQ SQ, 19TH BG, KAB , APO 239-1 S

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served as an AFSC 90150 Senior Aero Medical Specialist. As we all were at this period of time [SEP 51 - OCT 53] multi task designated (did many other things than the job description [as in the Black Sheep]). I never did so many different and interesting things in my life. From minor surgery, power generator operations, road building, crash response crew, S-2 debriefing. Gads, I did'nt want to leave the place.

Dr. Alfred E. Leiser [MAJ USAF](then) is still alive. He was our Flight Surgeon from Madison, Wisc., along with Harold I. Daily {CPT) from Houston, TX. Al is living in Houston. For those who want I can provide his email address.

I don't know about this "follow me jeep," "runway fire pot," deal I've read here........, never saw such during my tour of duty. Our dispensary was situated between the 19th BG and 307thBW intersecting taxiways. I pulled many a 32 hour shift, plus crash station standy, and tower visits. Never witnessed this "jeep-fire pot bit."

No, we did not have taxi-way lights, but they were well marked [painted] as were the revetments. At mission start, the ground crews would aid in guidance out to the taxi-way center line when given position instructions
via radio.

Keep the speed up, and stay out of the trees.

"The 2," CML/ASMEL/INST/AGI/CFI [age 71]


Keywords: "Sempre Paradus" we were always prepared. My nikname by the Ryukus was ADABOO [flaming red hair].


Entry: 36960
19TH BOMB GROUP (M)
EARL MCGILL

AL STRACYZNSKI wrote on September 16, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hi, I'm trying to contact Earl McGill, but the e-mail address from his site keep bouncing. Does anyone have a current address?

Thanx


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