307th Bombardment Wing (M)


Photo by Hal Barker

307th Bomb Wing

Units Kadena AFB, Okinawa
The 307th BW moved without personnel or equipment to Kadena AB, Okinawa, on February
10, 1951 and absorbed the resources of the 307th BG

370th Bomb Group (assigned but not operational)
370th Bomb Squadron
371st Bomb Squadron
372nd Bomb Squadron

307th Bomb Wing B-47/KC-97 Association

Association Web Site

Pete Todd

President











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Entry: 92499
Subject: MAY 1950 CRASH COMING INTO AZORES

Mary Kay Clyburn wrote on January 4, 2016


City and State: MADISON GA

Unit: 307TH BOMBARDMENT SQUAD

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle James (Jim) Robert Cleary was killed in a crash May 17, 1950 when his plane was coming in to Lajes AFB. He was a gunner and flight engineer. They were moving the base one month before the beginning of the Korean War. He had served with the 95th out of Horman England during WWII. Hometown Martins Ferry, OH

Would love any more information so I can share with my dad Edward M. Cleary (87th Infantry)

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Entry: 90100
Subject: CHARLES M. SANDIDGE

Charlene Dover wrote on November 28, 2014


City and State: BATESVILLE AR

Unit: 307 BOMBARDMENT WING

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Charles Sandidge, joined the Air Force in 1950 at the age of 17. I have a picture of him with the 307th Bombardment Wing in the background. He was shaking hands after receiving the Air Medal award. If anyone knew him and can tell me why he received the award, I would love to hear from you.

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Entry: 89403
Subject: 307TH BOMB WING/372ND

Clarence B. (Bud) Ellis wrote on July 28, 2014


City and State: SHARPSBURG GA

Unit: 372ND BOMB SQDN

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Attended Radio Operator General Course 1950, B-29 Combat Crew Training 1951, 68th Bomb Wing Lake Charles AFB 1951 to Dec 1952, 307th May to Dec 1953 as an ECM operator.

Keywords: Bud, B-29 crew member Okinawa May to Dec 1953.



Entry: 88334
Subject: B-29 CREW MEMBER (SON)

Samuel Massenberg JR. wrote on February 16, 2014


City and State: VA

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Samuel Massenberg Sr. passed Jan. 8, 2014
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=Samuel-
Massenberg&pid=169009918

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Entry: 84688
Subject: 307 BW, 1951-52

Scott Franklin SR. wrote on November 13, 2012


City and State: SANTA CLARITA CA

Unit: 307 BW, 371 BSQ

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: FLEW 26 COMBAT MISSIONS. DEC. 1951, JUNE 1952. CRASH LANDED AT
KADENA, BY A VISITING AC FROM THE STATES.
GUNNER, LEFT SIDE, AND TAIL AS WELL AS CFC.
AFTER KADENA, 44TH BOMB WING, LAKE CHARLES, LA.
DISCHARGED AUGUST 1953.

Keywords: RED ARVIN, JOHN AREND, LEWIS SMITH, JIM BENTON, JOE BURKE,SPARKS
ROUGHTON, ALEX FENETZ,



Entry: 84574
Subject: THOMAS A ROACH

Karna Waters wrote on November 3, 2012


City and State: URBANDALE IO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to grather information from anyone that knew
Thomas A Roach from New York for his son and myself.
Tom served at many bases but was at Lincoln Air Force
Base for a very long time. Thanks you

Karna Roach Waters

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Entry: 81361
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT UNCLE

Thomas Thompson wrote on December 18, 2011


City and State: ROLLA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am seeking notes from those who flew with my uncle,
Lt. Marvin E. Hagemeier. I need info on the planes he
flew, the units he was in, etc.

Keywords: Units, aircraft



Entry: 76585
Subject: A/2C CHARLES SWINDLEHURST RIGHT GUNNER

Elmer M. Reich SR. wrote on November 1, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: IONE CA

Unit: 307THBOMB WING 372NDBOMB SQUDN.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Chuck;
After all these years i don't know why I thought of you. When they
sent you home to Lansing. Michigan when we were in the ambulance I
was kinda proud that I was the only one that you would talk to. I
would really like to know how you are. It always came as a passing
thing though out the the years (you know. like i wonder how that guy
is.)

Gill Called after we had been out for ten years (he was selling things
to the Air Force.) He said Major Castleberry was killed in a midair
collision at McDill and that he had seen Grinsted at the Pentigon.
tucked away in little office, He made Lt Colonel. I hope sombody
see's this and you get in touch with me. Iam 77 years old we all are
not getting any younger. Get in touch even if any body knows me.

Elmer Reich
4150 Camanche Prky N.
Ione, Calif. 95640
tootereichg@ione.com

Keywords: 332 "RAMP RAT" C.F.C Reich your crew Buddy.



Entry: 71479
Subject: FLEW WITH BOTH FRANK FOREST AND BOB HOOVER IN THE 370TH AND 371ST B.S IN 53 AND 54

Walter Hines wrote on September 1, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAYLORSVILLE

Unit: 307TH BW/ 370TH - 371ST BS

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 70216
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Lavern Musselman SR. wrote on May 18, 2009


City and State: XENIA OH

Unit: 307TH A-E SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for Major Dale Samuelson, the Squadron Commander of A and E (Period 1953 to 56)

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Entry: 66961
Subject: RADIO OPERATOR

Robert Fago wrote on August 21, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAMPTON VA

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 62705
Subject: LOOKING FOR TDY TO THE 307 FROM THE 376

Henry Bell JR. wrote on October 23, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ONEONTA AL

Unit: FORGOTTEN ... TDY FROM 376 TO OKINAWA 307

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: rADAR MECHANIC ... oKINAWA ...TENT OVERLOOKING cHINA SEE ... CHUCK, LOMAS PRICE, .... b-29S



Entry: 62457
Subject: LOOKING FOR SERVICEMEN

Franklin Smith wrote on September 28, 2007


City and State: CLARKTON MO

Unit: 307 BOMB SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I WAS IN A REFUELING TANKER THAT HAD TAKEN FUEL TO A RADAR SITE ON THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND. WE OVERTURNED AND I WAS INJURED. MY RECORDS WERE BURNED AT THE ST.LOUIS RECORD CENTER. I NEED HELP.

Keywords: 1952-1953 TIME FRAME, BUDDIES WERE NAMED SWEENEY, LONG, AND RUSHING.



Entry: 60950
Subject: KOREAN WAR 1953

Clarence B. (Bud) Ellis wrote on May 10, 2007


City and State: SHARPSBURG GA

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING/372ND BOMB SQDN.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for crew members names for aircraft 184 from May 1953 to end of war.

Keywords: B-29 aircraft #184.



Entry: 46821
Subject: ECO 1952-53

Charles (Buddy) LIner wrote on November 12, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ATHENS TN

Unit: 307

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any old friends. I was a ECO on the B-29....

Keywords: 1952-1953



Entry: 44703
Subject: CAPT FRANK FOREST/ BOB HOOVER

Walt Hines wrote on July 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAYLORSVILLE CA

Unit: 370TH - 371ST BOMB SQDN

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who flew with Frank Forest or Bob Hoover in 1953 or 1954? Or in particular one Howard Bellows....

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Entry: 42478
Subject: 19TH BOMB GP ASSOCIATION REUNION

Eugene Beck wrote on April 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SMYRNA TN

Unit: 93RD BOMB SQ 19TH BOMB GP

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Radio/ECM operator. April 51-Jan 52. 39missions. 19Th holds reunion yearly. Next reunion will be held in Philidelphia. For details contact Gerald Michael at g.michael@sbcglobal.net

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Entry: 41138
Subject:

Sonja Brown wrote on February 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my uncle, SSGT Charles Clifton Wade, who perished in the flight that crashed in Kadena Bay, Sept. 8, 1950. We have conflicting stories on what happened. Thanks.

Keywords: charles wade, 1950



Entry: 37795
Subject:

Charles E. Irvin wrote on October 26, 2003


City and State: SHENANDOAH IA

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any one who knew my good friend who was killed in early 1952 when his plane went down in the ocean after a bombing run in Korea, the whole crew was lost,none ever found.
If you knew Wendell L. Ingrim or remember this incident I would like to hear from you. Thank You

Keywords: Wendell L. Ingrim K.I,A. 307th Bomb Wing

Did you know him?



Entry: 35132
Subject: DID YOU KNOW LOUIS GLASS?

Alta Glass wrote on June 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would love to communicate with anyone who knew my late husband or flew with him out of Okinawa. He was there sometime in 1952 as a radio operator. You can reach me at richalta@winfirst.com. He was discharged from the 68th BW, 52nd BS at Lake Charles AFB, LA in August 1953. He attended radio school at Keesler AFB from Oct 50 to June 51 and airborne R/O at Randolph AFB from July 51 to December 51. After Okinawa he attended ECM school at Lake Charles from January to April 1953.

Keywords: Louis Glass, 307 BW, Okinawa, Radio Operator



Entry: 34089
Subject: EMAIL UPDATE

Ed Riles wrote on May 9, 2003


City and State: BYHALIA MS

Unit: 307TH (1950) 19TH BOMB GROUP (1953-54)

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 33542
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Bob Rhodes wrote on April 10, 2003


City and State: DYER IN

Unit: 68 BM. WG 68 BM. SQ.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: LOOKING FOR AN OLD FRIEND and CREW MEMBER KENNETH DEFAZIO OF THE 68 BM. WG. 52 BM. SQ LAKE CHARLES AFB, LA. 1952-1955

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Entry: 31138
Subject: JOE LARIMORE - TAIL GUNNER

Harmon Larimore wrote on January 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,

I'm writing about my Dad, Joe Larimore. Here's his service info:
19th Bomb Wing, 30th bomb Sqdn. May to Dec. 1951 Kadena AF base, Okinawa

307th bomb wing, squadron forgotten May to Dec. 1953 Kadena

Following are a few tid bits he wrote about Korea. If you happened serve with Dad, drop me a line. He is presently living in rural Oklahoma.

-Harmon Larimore

****** A field rat had taken up residence in one of the B-29's (Blue Tail Fly?) All efforts to dislodge him, including depressurization at high altitude, had failed until finally he had completed more than seventy missions. On one occasion, the rat jumped from the forward end of the tunnel onto the radio operator's table, which prompted Jose Gonzales to take a lusty swing at him with a crash axe. No harm to the rat, but Jose destroyed some of his radio equipment. The rat seemed to subsist on C-ration scraps, but eventually he came out seeking food and was killed. Personally, I thought he deserved better.

*************
The funniest war-story I heard was war-story #43 which went like this: "There I was at forty thousand feet, flying upside down and had fallen out of the cockpit, hanging only by my prepuce, when along came this craaaazy Rabbi."

***********
While serving with the 19th Bomb Wing in 1951, one piece of literature, which made the rounds, started off like this: Twas the fourth hour before the dawn approached the land of Kadens, a messenger goeth forth to the tents of the birdmen and awaken them saying, "Verily, I say unto thee, arise and don thy garments, for the master has decreed that it shall be thus." And the birdmen, awakening, revileth the messenger, saying that his mother hath not morals and that his father never knew him. The birdmen then goeth forth to break bread, and one breaketh his hand on the bread. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I've forgotten the rest of that story.

Joe Larimore

Keywords: 19th Bomb Wing, 30th bomb Squadron, 1951, Kadena, Okinawa, 307th bomb wing, 1953



Entry: 27136
Subject: KADENA

Earl J. Cook wrote on July 26, 2002


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: 307TH FIELD MAINT.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was at Kadena with 307th in 1953 and 1954 until we were rotated to Pincastle AFB, Orlando and converted from B-29 to B47.

Was S/Sgt in charge of Engine Conditioning Crew during Kadena tour for 307th Field Maint.
CO was Maj. John Castle. Eng. Officer was Capt. Roy Konvolinka. Super people.

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Entry: 27014
Subject: 1954-1955

Lyle H. Davis wrote on July 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANDY UT

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Not sure of Squdron, Had blue cop with scottie dog on white circle.

Keywords: Nick Name: Soupy, due to soup I ate in Bangkok.



Entry: 24682
Subject: 370 BOMB SQUADRON

Dick Buggle wrote on April 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: DADE CITY FL

Unit: USAF 397 BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from above and any one that knows where they are or what happpened to them. Also would like to talk with anyone from the 307th bomb wing

Keywords: buggs, blinky, 370th bomb squadron Kadena afb Okninawa,B29 CFC Repair and Spare Gunner. Joe Chulick,Clancy O'Rouke,Nick Loveless,George Fulton,Johnny LoweM/Sgt Haviland,Hambone, Joe Mustash,Chicky. 7 missions, tail, right, cfc,



Entry: 21248
Subject: INFO NEEDED

Arthur Sanborn wrote on December 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 19685
Subject: 307TH BOMB WING

Thomas A. Johnson wrote on September 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 19295
Subject: B-29 'CAT GIRL'

Bill Weott wrote on September 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would appreciate any information concerning this bomber or crews. My father passed away in 1989, he may have been a gunner on this plane. Thank you.

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Entry: 18803
Subject: ARSEN POOCHIGIAN

Rene Pochop wrote on August 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SOUTH BURLINGTON VT

Unit: 307TH -19TH BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for these men who flew with my father, who was a Radio operator and flew in Okinawa from May 53-July 53. He Trained with William Carney's crew at Randolph, then again at Forbes, but think he flew with Powers Crew, and Howard's crew for a mission each, then with Lt Col Gene Oholendt for the other missions...any help would be appreciated!!

Keywords: 307th, 19th Bomb Wing, Oholendt (AC), Jake Goldberg (pilot), James Wilkinson (Engineer)



Entry: 17303
Subject: B-29 GUNNER OKINAWA 1953 TO 54

Delbert Weese wrote on June 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: EDGERTON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Left Gunner on Bennie L. Davis crew Later a 4 star general of SAC at Omaha
Aircraft 816 was always in SAC.
Later Boom oprator on KB-29 Texas

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Entry: 16712
Subject: KADENA

John Welch wrote on May 21, 2001


City and State: CORAL SPRINGS FL

Unit: 307TH BW

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a S/Sgt stationed on Kadena from Jan 1952 through December 1952. For the majority of that time I was NCOIC of the ECM Flight line and Maintenance shop.

It was great to find this web site and would be interested in communicating with any other veterans of this era.

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Entry: 14128
Subject: ROGER O'NEAL

Katherine O'Neal wrote on January 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi. I am looking for anyone who might have served with or under my father, Roger O'Neal. All the information I have at this time is that he was appointed staff sergeant in 1957 and he was located at Lincoln AFB, Nebraska in 1962.He was also in 307th OMS, 307th Bomb Wing. Anyone with any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Katherine

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Entry: 11716
Subject:

Sharon (Streetman) Ray wrote on September 14, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOX SPRINGS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: or dixibell@sowega.net

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Entry: 10798
Subject: LLOOKING FOR FORMER BUDDIES

Junius Cox wrote on August 3, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WAVERLY VA

Unit: 307TH BOMB WING, CAPT.'S B-29

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Haven't heard from any of my former crew
members since we broke up at Lake Charles in November 1952.Am Living in my home town having retired from The Farm Credit System after 30 years in banking. Would love to hear from any of Capt. William Aheron,s B-29 crew.








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Entry: 9906
Subject: 307TH. FIELD MAINT. SQDN.(KADENA)

Marvin Gunn wrote on June 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ATWATER CA

Unit: 307TH FIELD MAINT.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served with the 307th. from Aug. 1952 until 27, July 1953 at Kadena. Would like to hear from any of my buddies from that era.

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Entry: 7314
Subject: 307TH HISTORIAN

Robert Loffredo wrote on March 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: DES MOINES IA

Unit: 307TH BW B-47/KC-97

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking to make a complete history of the 307th from WWll(B-24), Korea(B-29), Lincoln AFB(B-47) to
SE Asia(KC-135 and B-52).
Need official histories,personal histories, photographs and any data that will help make a history/book
Robert Loffredo
6004 SW 2nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315-5705

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Entry: 7308
Subject: 307TH HISTORY INFORMATION

Richard Lienhart wrote on March 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: RANDOLPH NY

Unit: 307TH, 372ND

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Any former member, the 307th is alive and well. Organized Reuion set for 5 Apr 2000, Biloxi Ms. I have the history michrofishe and access to many names of former and present members. May help you to find someone. Com aboard. Enjoy old friendships.

Keywords: Okinawa, 1950-1954



Entry: 5975
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT FATHER

Daniel McElhiney wrote on January 2, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am seeking information from anyone who may have served with my father during the Korean War. His name was LeRoy Edward McElhiney. He was a gunner on a B-29 that flew missions out of Kadena. He served with the 307th and the name of the bomber was the "Sit-N-Get". He flew 27 missions while in Korea. My father died 9 years ago and I am very interested in contacting anyone who may have served with him. He retired in 1966 as a Tech. Sgt. Thank You.

Keywords: McElhiney, Mac, Sit-N-Get, Tail #816, Kadena AFB, Gunner B-29.



Entry: 3456
Subject: 22ND SQDN

Richard Brace wrote on August 12, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: TUSTIN CA

Unit: 22ND 307 BG

Service or Relationship: Air Force

Comments: 22ND 307 BG

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Entry: 2682
Subject: UNIT MEMBER

Franklin Hall wrote on March 19, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 307TH BOMB GROUP, USAF, OKINAWA

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 307TH BOMB GROUP, USAF, OKINAWA

Keywords: 307th Bomb Group, USAF, Okinawa



Entry: 1650
Subject: 2 TOURS 1951-1954

Ed Riles wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: WAS MEMBER OF 307TH BOMB WING OKINAWA AND 19TH BOMB WING 20TH AF ON OKINAWA.

(2 TOURS) 1951-1954.

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