One of the 330th's most famous bombardiers was Alfonso Escalante. In his civilian life he was a professional golf pro and played with the likes of Sam Sneed. As a bombardier he was no less of amazing!Al had 20/10 vision. One of his most famous bomb runs was on a daylight mission over Tokyo where his aircraft was the 'Lead' position and all bombed on his command. Al, sighted in the target carefully and 'bombs away'. KABOOM, went a famous Japanese Piano Factory.From then on, Al was know was '88 Keys'.!!!!HAH!
Can anybody give me any information or did anybody know my dad, 1LT Richard Nowicki Bombardier of K-66 back in WWII over Japan?
In regards to Richard Nowicki. We were very good friends at combat training in alamagordo. We were also near each other on Guam. He was a bombadier with the 459th and I was one with the 458th. He was wounded on a mission. Shrapnel in his arm. His crew did not fly to many missions before they were sent back to the states for lead crew training. I did visit with him after the war in Milwakee. At that time he was not married. we kept in cotact a few years via Christmas cards until one year I got his card back with no forwarding address known. I often wondered what happened to him.If his son gets this message will you please contact me. Orley Van Dyke, 541 Crestview Holland MI.49423. I am one of the 3 crew members left from the B29 Sentimental Journey which is on display at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson AZ.
I just wanted everyone to know that Stanley Schoel, B K 59, turned 93 this past Tuesday. My family had a party for him at The Gardens of Daphne, the assisted living facility he lives in near our home. He is in relatively good health and well-cared for. He enjoyed the birthday cake and gifts, and regaled my 10 year son with stories of his exploits.Jay Mulkerne
Does anyone have any stories or information on my dear Uncle, LEONARD W HOLM, Great Falls, MT. He was in the 459th Bombardment Squadron. He and his crew all died on a mission to bomb Kobe. They were shot down between Osaka and Kyoto and crashed into a dry river bed. Would love to hear of some personal accounts from anyone who knew Leonard previous to this mission. Sharon Craig (Dcraig0801@aol.com)
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Family history is important to me. I am a retired military aviator. I know my grandfather 1lt Eugene Malm was a bombardier "his words" (though I have seen online he is listed as a radar operator). From what I can tell he flew on K64. Just wondering if anyone can confirm his plane? Or has stories about him.
Just looking for information on my grandfather 1lt Eugene malm. I believe he was a bombardier or a radar operator, and flew on K64. I would like to confirm his plane if possible.
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