Recently reported TAPS (Reported 2021)
Reported in Newsletter #71 (February 2021)
528th: Hennelly, James J., Gunner, Steinkamp's Crew (1), Sullivan's Crew (15), DOD November 9, 1997, Yonkers, New York, reported by his grandson, James W. Hennelly
528th/RAAF: McCallum, Colin, Bombardier, Miller's Crew (20), DOD January 4, 1996, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, reported by his son, Bruce McCallum
528th: McClain, Robert L., Gunner, Rupp's Crew (21), DOD March 20, 2020, Reserve, Louisiana (renal failure and COVID-19), reported by his daughter, Rev Dr Margaret M. Weems
528th: Sullivan, James T. ("Mike"), Aircraft Commander, Sullivan's Crew (15), DOD October 15, 2018, Weymouth, Massachusetts, reported by his daughter, Maire Sullivan Young
529th: Beilstein, Barbara, wife of Paul Beilstein (Bombardier, Kroes Crew), DOD February 5, 2021, Penn Valley, California, reported by her husband, Paul (who is the last surviving member of this crew)
529th: Clark, Byron W., Flight Engineer, Sinnott's Crew, DOD December 24, 2020, Montpelier, Ohio, reported by his son, Alan Clark; Clark, Norma D. Whitney, wife of Byron W. Clark, DOD June 8, 2009
529th: Schwarz, Joseph A., Flight Engineer, Guy's Crew, DOD November 29, 2007, Port Orange, Florida, reported by his son, Michael Schwarz; Schwarz, Jean, widow of Joseph A. Schwarz, DOD July 2020
529th: Warzecha, Stanley J., Gunner, Trimble's Crew (26), DOD February 17, 1995, Highland, Michigan (prostrate cancer), reported by his grandson, Nathaniel Banks; Warzecha, Bernice, widow of Stanley Warzecha, DOD August 20, 2002
530th: Berry, Robert C., Ground Staff, Squadron Gunnery Officer, Training Aids Officer, DOD September 4, 2002, Melbourne, Florida, returned newsletter; Berry, Eleanor W., widow of Robert C. Berry, DOD December 25, 2005
530th: Tucker, Herbert R., Radio Operator, Bevers Crew (52), DOD September 21, 1980, Northville, Michigan, reported by his daughter, JoAnne Tucker Nowakawski
531st: Berrellez, Joseph (AKA Jose), Radio Operator, Hicken's Crew (114), DOD July 30, 2020, Oxnard, California, reported by his son, John Berrellez; Berrellez, Margarita, widow of Joseph Berrellez, DOD August 29, 2020
531st: Johnson, William F., Jr., Radio Operator, Perry Crew, DOD February 24, 1976, Smithtown, New York, reported by his son, William F. Johnson III
531st: Martinez, Maclovio ("Mack"), Gunner, Magee Crew (91), DOD January 19, 2021, Flagstaff, Arizona (COVID-19), reported by Stephen Wassner (Mack was the last surviving member of this crew); Martinez, Vera, wife of Mack Martinez, DOD June 22, 2017
531st: McCabe, Louis F., Jr., Bombardier, Minck's Crew (115), DOD January 14, 2021, Ambler, Pennsylvania (COVID-19), reported by his daughter, Colleen Serencsits
531st: Noyes, Howard E., Navigator, Fowler's Crew (96), DOD November 7, 2019, Midlothian, Virginia, returned newsletter
531st/RAAF: Gillespie, Adam Forsyth, A/C Commander, Gillespie Crew (94), DOD August 10, 2005, Pymble, NSW, Australia, reported in B-24 Liberator Squadrons of Australia newsletter #75 (April 2006)
531st/RAAF: Hiscock, K(en) Geoffrey Hiscock, Bombardier, Gillespie Crew's (94), DOD April 2012, Australia, reported by Jane Gillespie Hutton
Reported in Newsletter #72 (June 2021)
528th - Conover, John E., Gunner, Adams (12)/Bruce (NL) Crews, DOD June 19, 2011, Centerport, New York, reported by his daughter, Monica Conover-Tehomilic
528th - Conover, Gloria, Widow of John E. Conover, DOD March 13, 2014, Centerport, New York, reported by her daughter, Monica Conover-Tehomilic
528th - Shepardson, Richard F., Radio Operator, Grenfel Crew (2), DOD September 28, 1973, Springfield, Massachusetts, reported by his grandson, Richard G. Shepardson
528th - Sullivan, James T. ("Mike"), Aircraft Commander, Sullivan's Crew (15), DOD October 15, 2018, Dorchester, Massachusetts, reported by his daughter, Maire Sullivan Young
529th/RAAF - Ford, William James, RCM Operator, Various Crews (DOD and other information forthcoming from Desley and Betty Morgan)
529th - Anderson, Stewart A., Gunner, VanWormer's Crew (45), DOD July 28, 1973, Danbury, Connecticut, reported by his son, Jeff Anderson
529th - Andrews, Albert Laslie ("Bert"), Flight Engineer, Rollings' Crew (31), Long's Crew (NL); Ground Staff, Engineering, Maintenance Crew Chief, DOD September 25, 2014, Marianna, Florida, reported by Edward Rogers
529th - Hawthorne, J.D. Frank ("Buddy"), Gunner, Wells/Thornton's Crew (19), DOD August 29, 1944, flying accident on July 5, 1944, subsequently captured and executed by Japanese (correction of previous entry), reported by R. Wade Brown
529th - Mickler, Dr. Frederick Troupe, Jr., Bombardier (no crew assigned; war ended while he was enroute to 380th), DOD November 28, 2020, Dowling Park, Florida, online search due to returned newsletter
529th - Mickler, Beverly Patterson, wife of Dr. Frederick T. Mickler, Jr., DOD September 26, 2009, Dowling Park, Florida, online search due to returned newsletter
529th - Shaver, Charles Henry, Navigator, VanWormer's Crew (45), DOD March 8, 1997, Chesterfield, Virginia, reported by Jeff Anderson
530th - Miller Fred W., Commanding Officer, DOD December 23, 1989, Phoenix, Arizona; originally reported by Jack Bratton; obit below recently submitted by Edward Rogers
530th - Robertson, Earl A., Navigator, Hamrick's Crew (58), DOD March 8, 2015, Hyannis, Massachusetts, reported by his daughter, Claire J. Forbes
531st - Whittington, Gordie, Flight Engineer, Bates' Crew (89), DOD May 5, 2009, Centreville, Mississippi, online search due to returned newsletter
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|Issue Number||Issue Date||Issue Number||Issue Date|
|1||December 1999||News1.pdf||38||Spring 2009||News38.pdf|
|2||March 2000||News2.pdf||39||Summer 2009||News39.pdf|
|3||June 2000||News3.pdf||40||Fall 2009||News40.pdf|
|9||December 2001||News9.pdf||46||Spring 2011||News46.pdf|
|10||March 2002||News10.pdf||47||Summer 2011||News47.pdf|
|11||June 2002||News11.pdf||48||Autumn 2011||News48.pdf|
|12||August 2002||News12.pdf||49||Winter 2012||News49.pdf|
|13||December 2002||News13.pdf||50||Spring 2012||News50.pdf|
|14||March 2003||News14.pdf||51||Summer 2012||News51.pdf|
|15||June 2003||News15.pdf||52||Winter 2012/2013||News52.pdf|
|19||June 2004||News19.pdf||56||September 2014||News56.pdf|
|20||August 2004||News20.pdf||57||March 2015||News57.pdf|
|21||December 2004||News21.pdf||58||July 2015||News58.pdf|
|22||March 2005||News22.pdf||59||November 2015||News59.pdf|
|23||June 2005||News23.pdf||60||May 2016||News60.pdf|
|24||September 2005||News24.pdf||61||August 2016||News61.pdf|
|25||December 2005||News25.pdf||62||December 2016||News62.pdf|
|26||March 2006||News26.pdf||63||June 2017||News63.pdf|
|27||June 2006||News27.pdf||64||November 2017||News64.pdf|
|28||September 2006||News28.pdf||65||May 2018||News65.pdf|
|29||December 2006||News29.pdf||66||January 2019||News66.pdf|
|30||April 2007||News30.pdf||67||June 2019||News67.pdf|
|31||July 2007||News31.pdf||68||November 2019||News68.pdf|
|32||October 2007||News32.pdf||69||April 2020||News69.pdf|
|33||Winter 2007/2008||News33.pdf||70||August 2020||News70.pdf|
|34||Spring 2008||News34.pdf||71||February 2021||News71.pdf|
|35||Summer 2008||News35.pdf||72||June 2021||News72.pdf|
|36||Fall 2008||News36.pdf||73||October 2021||COMING SOON!|
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