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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

Reported in Newsletter #73 (October 2021)

528th - Allan, John W., Navigator, Kunz's Crew (5), DOD January 1, 2017, Angleton, Texas, reported by Dick Wood, Find a Grave website

528th - Cutler, Don Earl, Gunner, Tiffany's Crew, DOD February 12, 1985, Blue Springs, Missouri, reported by Bill Brew, Find a Grave website

528th - Failla, Sam G., Jr., Flight Engineer, Kunz's Crew (5), DOD March 12, 2008, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, reported by Dick Wood, Find a Grave website

528th - Hancock, Samuel O., Radio Operator, Tiffany's Crew, DOD December 11, 2000, Herrin, Illinois, reported by Bill Brew, Find a Grave website

528th - James, Vincent T., Bombardier, Kunz's Crew (5), DOD 1975-1985, Columbus, Ohio area, reported by Dick Wood

528th - Lilge, George P., Gunner, Tiffany's Crew, DOD January 6, 1979, Kendall, Michigan, reported by Bill Brew, Find a Grave website

528th - Lobosco, Angelo M., Flight Engineer, Tiffany's Crew, DOD January 14, 2017, Totowa, New Jersey, reported by Bill Brew, Ancestry website

528th - Shaw, Phillip A., Jr., Pilot, Shek's Crew (7), Aircraft Commander, Shaw's Crew (9), Assistant Operations Officer, DOD July 21, 2021, Austin, Texas, reported by his daughter

528th - Sheehan, George J., Pilot, Tiffany's Crew, DOD April 19, 1996, Altoona, Pennsylvania, reported by Bill Brew, Find a Grave website

528th - Waters, Donald S., Assistant Flight Engineer, Kunz's Crew (5), DOD February 1, 2005, Camillus, New York, reported by Dick Wood, Find a Grave website

528th - Wilkinson, James O., Radio Operator, Kunz's Crew (5), DOD 1976,, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, reported by Dick Wood, Find a Grave website

528th - Wolfhope, Roy James, Gunner, Tiffany's Crew, DOD March 27, 1987, Alexandria, Pennsylvania, reported originally by Bob Tiffany, and from Bill Brew, Find a Grave website

529th - McCurdy, Willard J., Photographer, Various Crews, Quartermaster Supply, Gunner, Technician, DOD May 9, 2010, Heath, Ohio, reported by his daughter, Cindy S. Kikeli

529th - Shaver, Charles H., Navigator, VanWormer's Crew (45), DOD March 8, 1997, Chesterfield, Virginia, reported by Steve Birdsall and Jeff Anderson

531st - Grunnet, Gene D., Flight Engineer, Magee's Crew (91), DOD May 21, 2005, Ocala, Florida, reported by Mary M. Williams

531st - Walford, Edward T., Navigator, Sears' Crew (85), DOD September 27, 2021, Colorado Springs, Colorado, reported by his daughters, Jenny Walford and Vicky Hulsey

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Click here to go to News Stories Links (organized by topics, provides links to that particular issue/article)

Issue Number Issue Date PDF Issue Number Issue Date PDF
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
4 September 2000 News4.pdf 41

Winter 2010

5 December 2000 News5.pdf 42

Spring 2010

6 March 2001 News6.pdf 43

Summer 2010

7 June 2001 News7.pdf 44

Fall 2010

8 September 2001 News8.pdf 45

Winter 2010/2011

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
16 August 2003 News16.pdf


Spring 2013

17 December 2003 News17.pdf 54

Autumn 2013

18 March 2004 News18.pdf 55

Spring 2014

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 News73.pdf
37 Winter 2008/2009 News37.pdf 74 February 2022  


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LAST HURRAH -- 2018 Reunion

The final last hurrah was held in Tucson, Arizona, November 1-4, 2018, at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd. No further annual reunions planned, although there's the possibility of having future reunions, but not on an annual basis (and certainly not until we get past this COVID-19 pandemic!!) - stay tuned!

Click here to go to the list of Reunions and related links

Last updated -  31 October 2021

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