Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association

NEWSLETTER #29 -- December 2006


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.


528th, Henricksen, William J. (Jack), Gunner, Hartley Crew (6), DOD October 21, 2006, El Reno, Oklahoma, reported by Jim Cernick

528th, Henricksen, Wanda Lee, Wife of William J. Henricksen, DOD August 21, 1999, El Reno, Oklahoma, reported by Jim Cernick

528th, Hineline, Arthur B., Co-pilot, Bisson Crew (27), DOD June 16, 2006, Lady Lake, Florida, reported by his son, Michael Hineline

528th, Hill, Lois, Wife of Walter Hill, DOD May 9, 2006, Somerville, Texas, reported by their daughter, Judy Hill

528th, McMillan, Gloria, Wife of Clinton McMillan Jr., DOD October 5, 200, Tampa, Florida, reported by their son, Bradley R. McMillan

529th, Brotherton, James R., Navigator, Daffer Crew (27), DOD March 24, 2006, Jacksonville, Florida, reported by Keith Baker

529th, Boyan, Sr., James W., Aircraft Engine Maintenance Technician, DOD November 1, 2006, Sea Girt, New Jersey, reported by The Boyan Family

529th, Pickens, Samuel W., Asst Radio Operator/Gunner, Ivey Crew (40), Wells Crew (37), Thornton Crew (19), DOD November 25, 2006, Waco, Texas, reported by his son, Cody Pickens, and his brother, Joseph Pickens

530th/531st, Cunningham, Betty J., Wife of Cletus A. Cunningham, DOD May 12, 1990, Tempe, Arizona, reported by her daughter, Sue Acuff

530th, McLarry Joe R., Flight Engineer, Gardner Crew (78) and Ground Staff, Crew Chief, DOD July 31, 2002, Trenton, Texas, reported by Keith Baker and Marvin Gardner

530th, Smith, James E., Bombardier, Engen Crew (76), DOD August 31, 2006, Tupelo, Mississippi, reported by his widow, Dee

531st, Palmer, Joseph H., Ground Staff, Armorer, DOD September 8, 2006, Lincoln, Rhode Island, reported by his widow, Margaret

HQ, Koeck, Lawrence M., Ground Staff, Administrative NCO, DOD February 4, 2002, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, reported by his son, Christopher L. Koeck




380th Assignment

Place of Death

Date of Death

Reported by

Cernick, Louis ("Luke")


Communications, Radar Operator; Mechanic; Navigator (Various Crews)

Butte Falls OR


Son, Jim Cernick

Granzow, Donald


Flt Engr/Gunner, Reed (38) Hobart IN 06/27/2005 Widow, Kathleen
Gronkowski, Jean


Wife of Leonard Gronkowski Nanticoke PA 11/06/2006 Husband, Leonard
Loy, Edward C

528th, 531st, GP

Ground Staff, Administration, Adjutant; Sqdn Executive Officer; Supply, Quartermaster Supply Officer Altoona FL 01/10/2007 Niece, Susan Emetti
McCrea, William Russell ("Russ")


Transportation, Motor Pool, Auto Equipment Operator Georgetown DE 10/22/2006 Jim Cernick
Rhem, James A.


Ground Staff, Engineering, Maintenance, Airplane Mechanic Marion KY 07/10/1987 Son-in-law, Ronald Howton
Rhem, Margaret s-531st Wife of James A. Rhem Marion KY 03/2001 Son-in-law, Ronald Howton
Widdows, William D.

380th Wing

380th Wing, Veteran USAF, USAFR, ROA, MOAA Springfield OH 12/16/2006 Joe Wells
White, Robert L.


Gunner, Goode (90) Vandalia OH 12/30/2006 Joe Megliola, son-in-law Rick McCoy

Link to Complete TAPS Listing


     Please send TAPS information to:

Barbara J Gotham

130 Colony Road, West Lafayette IN 47906-1209


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 year is sufficient), and your name and relationship to him/her.

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