Saturday, October 20, 2007

BOMBARDIER

Post any and all questions pertaining to this operational area of the B-29.

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  1. 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!

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  2. Can anybody give me any information or did anybody know my dad, 1LT Richard Nowicki Bombardier of K-66 back in WWII over Japan?

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  3. Orley Van Dyke B29Van Dyke@yahoo.comOctober 8, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    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.

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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    1. I do have extended info on this if you would like. Please email me @ the330thbg@gmail.com

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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    1. Please email me directly at: the330thbg@gmail.com

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