Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association

NEWSLETTER #42 -- Spring 2010


Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill,
from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Thanks and praise for our days 'neath the sun, `neath
the stars, `neath the sky. As we go, this we know
God is nigh.


Group, Casas, Julian L. (also known as Julius), Ground Staff, DOD February 15, 2010, Riverside, California, reported by his daughter, Molly F. Casas

528th, Butts, William S., MD, Flight Surgeon, DOD February 22, 2010, Pullman, Washington, reported by his widow, Kathleen Butts, and Tilford Brunner

528th, Forney, Ralph E., Assistant Flight Engineer/Gunner, Baker Crew (4), DOD July 22, 1945, Langley, Virginia (on a training flight out of Langley Field, their B24 exploded above and fell into the James River), reported by his nephew, Timothy Cox

529th, Barton, Harvey P., Aircraft Commander, Barton's Crew, DOD March 19, 1993, Nitro, West Virginia, reported by his son, Harvey P. Barton, Jr.

529th, Barton, Julia Carolyn, Widow of Harvey P. Barton, DOD November 11, 2006, Nitro, West Virginia, reported by her son, Harvey P. Barton, Jr.

529th, Crews, Robert E., Jr., Ground Staff, DOD March 13, 2010, Enid, Oklahoma, reported by his son, Robert Crews III

529th, Grover, George R., Gunner, Synar Crew (18), DOD April 17, 2010, Canal Fulton, Ohio, reported by Loyd Oakes

529th, Grover, Ione, Wife of George R. Grover, DOD October 18, 2007, Canal Fulton, Ohio, from George Grover's obituary

529th, Honegger, Edward E., Flight Engineer, Kelly and Horn Crews, and Ground Staff, Airplane and Engine Mechanic, DOD April 18, 2000, Faribury, Illinois, reported by his son, Keith Edward Honegger

529th, Mills, Otto L., Gunner, Wehrly Crew (41), DOD April 13, 2010, Snowflake, Arizona, reported by his grandson, David B. Mills

530th, Capone, Ernest C., Aircraft Commander, Capone Crew, DOD 1993, reported by his son, Ernie Capone

530th, Daiber, Conrad J., Jr., Ground Staff, Airplane Armorer, DOD March 20, 2010, Ravenna, Ohio, reported by Pat Hicks

531st, Bechtel, Joseph W., Jr., Gunner, Fowler Crew (96), DOD October 22, 2009, Brockton, Massachusetts, reported by his son, Joseph Bechtel

531st, Parrott, Charles A., Jr., Tail Gunner, Boyd Crew (76), DOD April 1, 2010, Greeley, Colorado, reported by his widow, Carolyn

531st, Schmella, Richard J., Bombardier, Buia Crew (83), DOD October 14, 1998, Yakima, Washington, reported by his son, Dave Schmella


Link to Complete TAPS Listing


     Please send TAPS information to:

Barbara J Gotham

130 Colony Road, West Lafayette IN 47906-1209
380th.ww2@gmail.com <380th.ww2@gmail.com>


When submitting a TAPS listing for a 380th member or spouse, please be sure to include the person's name and squadron, city/state where living at time of death, date of death (if exact date not known, then month/year or even just year is sufficient), and your name and relationship to him/her.

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