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6th Bomb Group Association Credits

We thank all the following contributors to our website

VETERAN CONTRIBUTORS

Heartfelt thanks for the generous contributions of the many veterans of the 6th Bomb Group; with those whose served with the 6th Bomb Group and their relations; and with the many members of the 6th Bomb Group Association.

  • 1/Lt Robert H. “Bob” Crowther (Radar, “Myas’ Dragon,” 39BS)
  • Ed Vincent (Aircraft Commander, “Flak Alley Sally” 40BS)
  • Bob Allgor, son of S/Sgt Edward T. “Ed” Allgor (Right Gunner, “Reamatroid”, 39BS)
  • David Gaines, nephew of T/Sgt Joseph A. “Joe” Atchley (Air Crew, “Tokyo Trolley”, 39BS)
  • Frank Barrella, son of T/Sgt Frank Barrella (Ground Crew, “Irish Lullaby”)
  • Mike Bates
  • Eugene Battaglia, son of Cpl Victor Battaglia (Right Gunner, “Reamatroid”, 39BS)
  • Marc Martyn, cousin of Sgt Robert Beller (Radio, 39BS)
  • Greg Bereznoff and Cynthia Chadwick, children of 1/Lt Walter Bereznoff (A/C, “Incendiary Journey”, 24BS)
  • Holly, granddaughter of T/Sgt Ellis R. Bethany, 72nd ASG Prop Shop
  • Col Clarence E. Becker for finding many of the strike and post-strike photos
  • Ron Biedenbach, son of Raymond J. Biedenbach
  • Larry Brewster (aka “Typhoon Larry”, permanently stationed on Tinian)
  • John Furnari, nephew of S/Sgt Richard G. Bush (L Gunner, “Miss America 62”, 24BS)
  • Dan Carlock, Jr., nephew of Sgt Floyd D. Carlock, Jr. (Right Gunner on Crew #2417, 24BS)
  • Phil Carroll, son of Sgt Albert W. Carroll (Right Gunner, “Irish Lullaby”, 24BS)
  • Doug Haller, grandson of Sgt Kenneth Caswell (Radio, “Tojo’s Nightmare”, 40BS)
  • Phil Conroy, son of Cpl Harold J. Conroy, 39th BS maintenance.
  • Sgt Milan E. Dananay (R Gunner, “Blind Date/Lady’s Delight”, 24BS)
  • Rebecca and F/O Raymond J. DeFilippo (Navigator/Bombardier, “Snugglebunny”, 39BS)
  • Ethel and T/Sgt Albert S. Dimsha (Engineer, “Snugglebunny”, 39BS)
  • Ted Doggett, grandson of Cpl John T. Doggett (“Lady Jean”, 39BS)
  • Anthony and Michael Donini, sons of M/Sgt Sanzio S. Donini (Engineer, “Tinny-Ann”, 24BS)
  • John Handy, son in law of S/Sgt Martin E. “Marty” Eichelman (R Gunner, “Our Lady”, 24BS)
  • Ross Noble, grandson of Cpt James Ezell (A/C, “Here’s Lucky”, 39BS)
  • S/Sgt Dave Farquhar (CFC, “Blind Date/Lady’s Delight”, 24BS)
  • Hitesh Chitalia, son-in-law of S/Sgt George Fedowich (Radar, “White Mistress”, 40BS)
  • Mark Furman, son of F/O Richard H. Furman (Pilot, “Battling Betty”, 40BS)
  • Lt Milton Garfinkle [Garin] (Navigator, “Sharon Linn”, 24BS)
  • 1/Lt Harry George (A/C, “Anne Garry #5”, 39BS)
  • Cpl Sidney Glazer (Radio Mechanic, 24BS)
  • S/Sgt Gilbert Godin (Radar, “El Pajaro de la Guerra”, 24BS) and his son Paul Godin
  • Sgt Howard Goodyear (Air Crew, “Forever Amber”, 39BS)
  • Greg Hadley (Professor and Historian), author of “Field of Spears”
  • Jeff Hauserman, son of Cpt Harvey L. Hauserman (Navigator, “Wolfpack”, 24BS)
  • Howard Hughes, son of S/Sgt Doran Hughes (Tail Gunner, “Banana Boat”, 40BS)
  • Dale Jester, son-in-law of Lloyd S. “Stan” Hiatt (Air Crew, “Forever Amber II”, 39BS)
  • Jay Jack, son of S/Sgt Eugene E. Jack (Right Gunner, “Rattle n’ Roll”, 40BS)
  • David Johnson, son of 1/Lt Harry B. Johnson (Pilot, “Trigger Mortis”, 39BS)
  • Alan Beay, son-in-law of S/Sgt Gordon W. Kirchner (Radar Mechanic, “Flak Alley Sally”, 40BS)
  • Elizabeth Koch-Colson, granddaughter of S/Sgt Matthew H. Koch (Right Gunner, “Battlin’ Betty”, 40BS)
  • Cpl Richard T. Kruger (Radio, “Snugglebunny”, 39BS)
  • Chris Lancaster, grandson of 1/Lt Joseph Kubicek (A/C, “Dearly Beloved – The Ramp Tramp”, 40BS)
  • James Kuebler, nephew of Cpl Joseph J. Kuebler (T Gunner, 39BS)
  • John Lewis, son of S/Sgt George M. Lewis (CFC, “The Connecticut Yankee”, 40BS)
  • 2/Lt Maurice Logsdon (Bombardier, “Dearly Beloved”, 40BS) and family
  • S/Sgt Joseph J. “Joe” Majeski (Tail Gunner, “Lady Annabelle”, 40BS)
  • Ray Martin, Sr., son of Edward Martin, Jr.
  • 1/Lt Harry K. Mason, Jr. (Bombardier, “Shasta”, 24BS)
  • Gary Matcek, son of Sgt Jody Matcek
  • John McFee, son of 1/Lt Malcolm McFee (Pilot, “Grider Gal”, 39BS)
  • Marilyn McKay, wife of F/O William E. McKay (Bombardier, “Snugglebunny”, 39BS)
  • Sandy Dodson and S/Sgt James L. “Les” Morgan (Gunner, “Forever Amber” and “Myas’ Dragon”, 39BS)
  • Ron Fundell, son-in-law of M/Sgt Frank N. “Nick” Mount (Engineer, “Miss America ’62” 24BS)
  • Nick Nichols, son of S/Sgt John O. “Jack” Nichols (Armorer, 39BS)
  • Linda Nugent Monahan, daughter of Sgt Nicholas F. Nugent (Ground Crew, “Irish Lullaby”, 24BS)
  • Christin Marie Ocasio, granddaughter of Sgt Angel M. Ocasio (Tail Gunner, “The Bad Penny”)
  • Chris Owens Murphy, daughter of M/Sgt William J. Owens (Crew Chief, “Gravel Gertie”, 40BS)
  • Jason Bishop, grandson of Sgt Julian E. Pencovic (Crew Chief, 39BS)
  • Sgt Angelo J. Piecora (Tail Gunner, “White Mistress”, 40BS) and his son Joe Piecora
  • Ferris Waller, son-in-law of Sgt Richard A. Pless (Gunner, “Lady Jean”, 39BS)
  • John, Jr. and Joan Potenza, children of S/Sgt John A. Potenza (CFC, “Trigger Mortis II”, 39BS)
  • Anita “Snooky” Preston Schaezler, daughter of Cpt Clark A. Preston (A/C, “Snooky”, 24BS)
  • Jerilyn Schelling Nikiel, daughter of 1/Lt Frank J. Schelling (Bombardier, “Do It Again”, 39BS).
  • Allen Richardson, son of S/Sgt Robert F. Richardson (Right Gunner, “Grider Gal”, 39BS)
  • James Richmond, son of Cpt Barron A. Richmond (A/C, “The Cultured Vulture”, 39BS)
  • Lawrence Robinson
  • S/Sgt Joseph Rotondi (Radio, “Flak Alley Sally”, 40BS) and his son Joe Rotondi
  • Sgt William “Bill” Santavicca (Left Gunner, “Look Homeward Angel”, 39BS)
  • Jay Martin, grandson of Cpt Jacob Schad (A/C, “Jake’s Jernt”, 24BS)
  • George Schwager, son of Cpt George Schwager (A/C, “Shasta”, 24BS)
  • Joseph Stuby
  • S/Sgt Walter H. Stull (Radar, “Flak Alley Sally”, 40BS)
  • Sgt Olie K. Teeter (Tail Gunner, “Dearly Beloved”, 40BS).
  • Andrew Trump, son of 2/Lt Paul A. Trump (Navigator, “Sharon Linn”, 24BS)
  • Terry Tucker Rhodes, daughter of 1/Lt Percy U. Tucker (A/C, “Lady Annabelle”, 40BS)
  • Kelly Vincent, son of 1/Lt Edgar L. Vincent (A/C, “Flak Alley Sally”, 40BS)
  • 2/Lt Joseph H. “Joe” Whitney (Radar, “Shasta” and others, 24BS)
  • David Wilhelm, son of Sgt Daniel L. Wilhelm (58th BW, 468th BG, 794th and 795th BS)
  • Sgt Bernard E. Wilson (Left Gunner, “Anonymous IV”, 24BS) and his son David Wilson
  • Andy Wilson, son of Cpt Ralph C. Wilson (A/C, “White Mistress”, 40BS)
WEBSITE CREDITS
  • Ed Vincent Home page slider image ©Teresa Nora Trobbe/Fotosbyt.com
  • 6BG Historian Phil Crowther for the extensive historic record of the 6th Bomb Group organization, operations, aircraft and missions collected and maintained on his personal website, Philcrowther.com
  • 6BG Historian David Wilson, who has managed the extensive 6BG archives.
  • Kent Vincent for his vision, technical leadership and important guidance to the builders of this website.
  • Cybernuns.com, the company that built this website using much of Phil Crowther’s content.
VIDEO CREDITS
  • Kent Vincent, 6BG Association
  • Professor Anderson Giles, 6BG / Tinian Historian
  • John Handy, Reunion Vet Sessions
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

The 6th Bomb Group was fortunate to have war photographer Bill Webster within its veteran membership. His black & white collection was taken during combat in 1945 with a professional camera and preserved in great condition over the past 75 years. 6th Bomb Group veteran Percy Tucker’s photos were taken using color slide film, a rarity for that era. Army Signal Corps Irving Winkler’s” photos were also taken using color slide film.

The Association welcomes use of all photos for standard classroom instruction & educational purposes: however, all of the material on this site is copyrighted, and we must insist that appropriate credit be given when used. If the intention is to monetize our content, then permission must be granted in writing by the President of the Association.

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  • Roscoe G. Booth
  • Martin E. Eichelman
  • Harry George
  • George Gresko
  • Archie Miller
  • Iner Nielsen
  • John Potenza
  • Percy Tucker
  • Ed Vincent
  • Bill Webster
  • Irving Winkler, Army Signal Corp photographer
  • Ed Allgor (right gunner, “Reamatroid,” 39th Squadron)
  • Joe Atchley (crewmember, “Tokyo Trolley,” 39th Squadron)
  • Frank Barrella (ground crew, “Irish Lullaby”)
  • Mike Bates
  • Victor Battaglia (right gunner, “Rematroid,” 39th Squadron)
  • Walter Bereznoff (aircraft commander, “Incendiary Journey,” 24th Squadron)
  • Raymond J. Biedenbach
  • Dan Carlock
  • Dave Farquhar, (CFC Gunner, 24th Squadron)
  • Raymond DeFilippo (navigator and bombardier, “Snugglebunny”, 39th Squadron)
  • Harry George (aircraft commander, “Anne Garry #5”, 39th Squadron)
  • Sidney Glazer (radio mechanic, 24th Squadron)
  • Howard Goodyear (crewmember, “Forever Amber”, 39th Squadron)
  • Harvey Hauserman (navigator, “Wolfpack”, 24th squadron)
  • Stan Hiatt (“Forever Amber”, 39th Squadron)
  • S/Sgt Gordon W. Kirchner (radar mechanic, “Flak Alley Sally”, 40th Squadron)
  • Joe Majeski (tail gunner, “Lady Annabelle”, 40th Squadron)
  • Edward Martin, Jr.
  • Harry Mason (Bombardier, “Shasta”, 24th Squadron)
  • Jody Matcek (sergeant, mess hall, 6th BG)
  • Les Morgan (gunner, “Forever Amber” and “Myas’ Dragon”, 39th Squadron)
  • Jack Nichols (armament, 39th Squadron)
  • Nicholas Nugent (ground crew, “Irish Lullaby”, 24th Squadron)
  • William J. Owens (crew chief, “Gravel Gertie”, 40th Squadron)
  • Angelo Piecora (tail gunner, “White Mistress”, 40th Squadron)
  • Clark Preston (aircraft commander, “Snooky”, 24th Squadron)
  • Lawrence Robinson
  • Bill Santavicca (“Look Homeward Angel”, 39th Squadron)
  • Joe Whitney (navigator, bombardier and radarman, “Shasta” and others, 24th Squadron)
OUR MEMORIALS

The Association has grown from its initial cadre of 40 members to a current active mailing list of over 300 veterans and family members. To keep the memory of the 6th alive the Association has created several memorials around the country including ones at the following locations:

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO in 1989, 1991, 2000
  • North Field on Tinian Island, Marianas in 1989
  • A Propeller Monument at Veterans Park, Grand Island, NE in 1993
  • Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ 1995
  • MacDill Memorial Park at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL 1996
  • Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson, Air Force Base, Dayton OH 1997
  • Travis Air Force Base Museum, where the sole surviving 6th aircraft Miss America 62 is on display. Dedicated in 1994
  • Veterans Park, Las Cruces, NM 2010
  • The Enola Gay display at the Smithsonian Air Museum is painted with the Circle R on its tail