OUR  BELOVED CREW
CO PILOT
TED  FLORA
TED  WAS  ORIGINALLY  ASSIGNED  TO  OUR CREW
BUT  DUE  TO ADMINISTRATIVE  PROCESSES  WAS
RE ASSIGNED  TO  ANOTHER  UNIT.
CO  PILOT
ROBERT  E.  KIDD
MARION,   OHIO
"CAPT"  KIDD SERVED AS OUR CO PILOT
THROUGHOUT 18 COMBAT MSSIONS AND
WAS ONE OF THE FINEST PILOTS IN THE
EIGHTH AIR FORCE
NAVIGATOR
  BOYD  P.  DENEVAN
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
BOYD  FLEW  AS
OUR NAVIGATOR
FOR  18 MISSIONS
5  OF  WHICH WERE
SQUADRON  LEAD.
HE  ALWAYS LEAD
US TO THE TARGET
AND GOT US BACK
TO BASE SAFELY

BOMBARDIER
    WILLIAM  KEBEA
WOODBURY, NEW  JERSEY
BILL  WAS  AN EXPERT BOMBARDIER
WHO  PROVED  HIMSELF  OVER  AND
OVER  ON  EACH  OF OUR  MISSIONS
LEN  WAS  A "MASTER MECHANIC" WHO
KEPT  OUR  FORTRESS IN  FIRST  CLASS
CONDITION FOR EACH AND EVERY MISSION
RADIOMAN
"BUCK  ROGERS" MANAGED TO MAINTAIN  CONSTANT COMMUNI-
CATIONS  WITH  OUR BASE AND
OTHER  AIRCRAFT WITHIN OUR
FORMATIONS
BALL  TURRET  GUNNER
JOHN  HAD ONE OF
THE "TOUGHEST"
ASSIGNMENTS IN THE AIR FORCE SOMETIMES SPEND-
ING 7 OR 8 HOURS
ALONE IN THE BALL
TURRET. A  HERO.

GELBERTVILLE
MASSACHUSETTES
ROBERT  S  ROGERS
MARBLEHEAD, MASS.
WAIST  GUNNER
REX  WAS  THERE EVERY MINUTE
OF  EACH  COMBAT MISSION  HE
WAS LOVED  BY HIS  CREW MEM-
BERS  AND ALL WHO  CAME  IN CON-
TACT  WITH  HIM.
Rex's Wife Betty,  informed  us,  Rex passed
on, February 24,1996.....How sorry we are Betty .
GOD BLESS YOU REX...IT IS HOPED, WE
WILL  ALL  MEET  IN  HEAVEN  ONE DAY.
REX  C  ADAMSON
GOODING  IDAHO
WAIST  GUNNER
"WHIT"  TOOK  CARE OF EVERY-
THING  THAT  CAME  ON  HIS
SIDE  OF  THE AIRCRAFT..  HE
WAS  A MASTER  WITH THE 50
CALIBER  MACHINEGUN
WILLIAM  H  WHITTINGTON
   WACHITA   KANSAS
TAIL   GUNNER
BILL HAD ANOTHER
VERY  LONELY JOB
MUCH LIKE THE BALL TURRET GUN-
NER...HE DID  HIS
JOB  WELL AND NEVER COMPLAIN-
ED.
WILLIAM  J  SHEEHAN
ERIE,  PENNSYLVANIA

PILOT
AND OF COURSE   ME,     WHO HAD THE
EASIEST  JOB OF  ALL...WAS ALWAYS
SO  BUSY  FORMATION FLYING...., NEVER
HAD  TIME  TO  LOOK  AROUND AND  SEE
WHAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED  ME,  REAL
TERROR....I  TRULY SALUTE,...  ALL OUR
CREW  MEMBERS,  WHO  WITNESSED EVERY
EVENT  AS  THEY  UNFOLDED...EACH   ONE
WAS,  AND  STILL IS  A "TRUE HERO" 
  THANKS TO THE GOOD LORD, EACH OF OUR
CREW MEMBERS RETURNED  HOME, WITHOUT
HAVING SUFFERED A  "SCRATCH".
  JOHN  J  SHERDEL
VALLEY  STREAM, NY
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE AND PRAYERS
GO  TO  THE FAMILY OF FRED DANIELSON  A YOUNG CREW MEM-
BER ASSIGNED TO OUR CREW WHO
WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE  ACCIDENT JUST  PRIOR TO OUR BEING DEPLOYED
OVERSEAS
FLIGHT  ENGINEER

     LAKE PLACID
      NEW YORK

LEONARD B ESELTINE
      JOHN BARSCZ
Len's children just inforned us of his passing
May 30, 1989.      We're sure, The Good Lord is
checking Len's, "Weight and Balance Calculations"..
Bless Him Dear God....We have lost a dear and
beloved friend......Len is survived by two children,
John and Brenda,   two grand-children, Melissa,
and Jenni,  plus two great-grand children, Jacob,
and Kaylee