Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group

Newsletter #52 - Winter 2012/2013


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 - Fleming, Donald L., Aircraft Commander, DOD May 25, 2002, Delhi, New York, reported by his grandson, Wes Fleming (also reported that his grandmother, Donald's wife, passed on July 24, 2012)

RAAF/528th - Lakey, Percival Keith ("Gus"), leading aircraftsman, DOD January 01, 2013, Northern Territory, Australia, reported by his son John Lakey

528th - McDonald, Jean, wife of Edward Grady McDonald, DOD July/August 2012, reported by Jenny Thomas

528th - Thomas, Graeme, son of Edward Grady McDonald, DOD August 8, 2012, Victoria, Australia, reported by his widow, Jenny Thomas

529th - LaLena, Peter, Flight Engineer, Swanson Crew, DOD November 10, 2012, Sound Beach, New York, reported by his widow, Marie LaLena

530th - Stadler, Eugene B., Flight Engineer, DOD June 5, 2012, Rocky River, Ohio, reported by his son, Steve Stadler

531st - Gerards, Jr., George, Bombardier, Smolek Crew (111), DOD February 11, 2013, Cullman, Alabama, reported by his son-in-law, Ed Edmondson

531st - Veitch, Curtis Leon, Gunner, Baptist Crew (87), DOD December 14, 2012, Quitman, Texas, reported by his cousin, Richard O'Brien

528th - Leonard Antle Castor - corrected DOD 2/23/1979, Pangburn, Arkansas, reported by his daughter, Annette Pillow

530th - Floyd F. Crobar - died in Syracuse NY (not San Antonio, TX), DOD 12/14/2002, reported by his granddaughter, Sandra Bodensteiner


Link to Complete TAPS Listing

     Please send TAPS information to:

Barbara J Gotham

130 Colony Road, West Lafayette IN 47906-1209

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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Last updated:  03 May 2013