Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group

NEWSLETTER #48 - Autumn 2011


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 - Leonard A. Castor, Ground Staff, Engineering, Maintenance, Crew Chief (MISS GIVING), DOD February
21, 1979, Pangburn, Arkansas, reported by his grandson, Anthony Reed

528th - Willard H. Gehman, Navigator, Herbst Crew (10), DOD June 7, 2011, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reported
by his daughter, Sue Mitch

528th - William F. Klenn, Forward Turret Gunner, Craig's Crew (8), DOD November 20, 1996, reported by
Agnes Strikaite (Fact Not Fic�� on Films), while researching for the SHADY LADY documentary

528th - Vernon A. ("Barney") Krout, Assistant Flight Engineer/Gunner, Craig's Crew (8), DOD February 2000,
reported by Tristan Loraine (Fact Not Fic�� on Films), who was informed by a cousin of Barney's while researching
for the SHADY LADY documentary

528th - Maurice V. ("Slim" / "Marty") Powers, Gunner, Craig's Crew (8) (SHADY LADY), DOD September 1,
2011, Boron, California, reported by Bill Shek at the request of the family

529th - Howard H. Murphy, Pilot / POW, See's Crew (40) (SQUAW PEAK), DOD July 8, 2003, Midwest City,
Oklahoma, reported by his son, Larry Murphy

529th - Frank Oncay, Jr., Navigator, Vogel's Crew, DOD June 27, 1978, Alexandria, Louisiana, reported by his
daughter, Janis Kazel

531st - Charles W. French, Flight Engineer, Nunan/Boyd's Crews, DOD July 5, 1985, Indianapolis, Indiana,
reported by his son, Dennis French

531st - Niles L. Grover, Acft Cmdr, Asst Sqdn Opns Officer, Grover's Crew (79), DOD August 29, 2011, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, reported by his daughter, Jan Grover

531st - Victor C. Morales, Radio Operator, Grover's Crew (79), DOD April 30, 2011, Saginaw, Michigan, reported
by his widow, Guadalupe

531st - Thaddeus Frank Suwalski, Ground Staff, Mess Hall, Cook, and Transportation, Truck Driver, Light,
DOD February 23, 1960, Buffalo, New York, reported by his son, Thaddeus (Ted) L. Suwalski

531st - Robert Edward Walters, Gunner, Lenihan's Crew (81), DOD June 25, 1972, Englewood, Colorado,
reported by his daughter, Judy Moore

Group - Rex Pooyouma, Hopi Code Talker, DOD October 23, 2010, Hotevilla, Arizona, reported by Eugene
"Geno" Talas, Hopi Veterans Services, The Hopi Tribe


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>

Click here for TAPS notification form


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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