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Date:
12/23/99
Time:
6:30:46 PM
 
Joseph Mastrianni visited this web page 12/23/99. He was aerial tail gunner for the 558 bomb squad. He sends his regards for CHRISTMAS 1999.

Date:
12/20/99
Time:
10:07:48 PM
 
My father, Mellville Hartley, and his brother Carl where test pilots who flew the B-26s after they were built before they were given to the army.

William Hartley

Date:
12/19/99
Time:
2:33:14 PM
 
Bob Brockett - Pilot - 387BG - 558SQ
My thanks for creating this wonderful site. Many memories of good friends.

Date:
12/13/99
Time:
9:15:04 PM
 
Subject: B - 26 Radio Gunner 322bg 452nd Gp
 
Just trying to obtain information. On May 14, 1943 I participated in the first B26 raid over Venson Holland. During this mission my aircraft was badly damaged. When we arrived at Bury St. Edmonds our air base by Pilot J. J. Howel ordered us to bail out. This we did. My pilot did not make it. He spun in. God Rest his soul. On the 17th all of two Squadrons went over and they were all shot down except for any abortions. Roger A. Freeman authored a book B-26 MARAUDER at War which covered that era. How-ever many were left out. I would like if possible to contact any of my former members of the 322nd BG 452 SQ. Perhaps you could have something I could use.
 
Thanks,
Quincy T Miller
S/Sgt AF18911077

Date:
12/12/99
Time:
6:36:50 PM
 
My father flew a B26 during the North African Camp.  He was in the 17th Bomb Group, 432 Squadron. His name is Ray Morawczynski (Baran). If anyone knew him or flew with him please contact his daughter, Susan. The name of his plane was "Sweet Sue".

Date:
12/7/99
Time:
10:11:33 PM
 
Date Dec 7 1999
My father flew B26, he learned to be a pilot at Cal-Aero Calif. in 1942. He flew 75 bombardment missions in 1943, He still talks about it to this day and is very proud to have been a pilot. His name John Raymond Ladd. I am going to tell him what a great sight this is. Cindy Ladd

Date:
12/6/99
Time:
8:43:43 AM
 
James R. Render, pilot, Ninth AAF, 387th Group, 557th Squadron.

Date:
11/28/99
Time:
8:01:32 PM
 
My uncle, Matthew "Buck" Pusateri, was a pilot on the B-26 Marauder in the 387th BG. His plane was shot down on December 23, 1944 over Junkerath, Germany. If anyone has any information, please contact me. Michele Pusateri Nichols

Date:
11/18/99
Time:
11:42:31 PM
 
Henry Oster
394th Bomb Group, 586 Squadron.
Served in 1944

Date:
11/12/99
Time:
9:16:39 PM
 
I finally got online and I just visited this wonderful website. I flew the B-26 for the 319th Bomb Group in Sardinia and Corsica. I returned to the States in January 1945 and got checked out in the A-26 Invader and returned to the Pacific, finishing the war in Okinawa. if you are interested in swapping tails about the Marauder and WWII.

Date:
11/11/99
Time:
8:56:36 PM
 
Looking for crew members: Thomas Walters and Lt. John Wharton.

George Panosian
391ST BOMB GP--574TH SQDN

Date:
11/10/99
Time:
9:42:51 AM
 
My dad was a maintenance crew chief for B-26's. He recently attended an air show at which he met a gentleman wearing a B-26 cap and tee shirt. The gentleman told my dad that he had purchased the items at a shop named Hannefin in Aurora, Colorado. My dad would very much like to buy one of the caps. I've searched the web, called the chamber of commerce, looked in other Aurora's (Illinois, Ohio) and cannot find such an establishment. Would you know of an establishment which sells B-26 memorabilia and clothing? I'd be very grateful for your help. I'd love to surprise my dad with the cap for Christmas. My dad's name is Leonard L. Farmer. He was stationed at Dodge City, Kansas and Frederick, Oklahoma. He lives in west central Texas near Abilene. Thanks you for any assistance you can provide. Patricia Plunk

Date:
11/9/99
Time:
9:21:42 AM
 
My father flew in the SAAF shot down over Italy (Ferrara) in a Marauder - was mid-upper gunner/wireless operator 24 Sqdn SAAF.

Alan Preston

Date:
11/7/99
Time:
9:20:36 PM
 
Great site!! My dad was a navigator bombardier on a B26 and was in the 322nd bomb group 450th squad. I have visited a lot on nice sites dedicated to this wonderful aircraft. Thanks to all who gave so much for us!

Date:
11/3/99
Time:
11:37:00 AM
 
Do you have any info on the 336th bomb group, 478th, 479th, 480th, and 481st squadrons? My dad was in the 478th and flew from Page Field, Fl. and Avon Park Bomb Range to train overseas flight crews. He'd also like any info on anyone who flew a two man crew flight directly from the Glenn L. Martin factory at Middle River, Md. on/or about Aug 25th, 1942? My dad flew one to Page Field Ft. Myers, Fl. with a landing at Dale Mabry Field for refueling. Col. Winstead was CO from the new training base at Page Field. Any info would be appreciated.

Thank You.
Jeff Jones

Date:
10/17/99
Time:
8:33:18 PM
 
HI MY NAME IS BRAD HALES I JUST WANTED TO SAY GOD BLESS THE CREW OF THE MARTIN B-26 MARAUDER.

Date:
10/16/99
Time:
6:40:46 PM
 
Dear Marauder Crews and Enthusiasts:
My Grandfather, Russell "Pappy" Thayer, was a B-26 pilot, and I am seeking a B-26 in which he could take a flight. If anyone can tell me where we might find a B-26 for charter, I would be most grateful.

Spencer Verney

Date:
10/11/99
Time:
5:57:56 PM

AIR SHOW BLUES

Great! Simply great!!

Rhu
AIR SHOW Blues

Date:
10/7/99
Time:
11:42:04 AM
 
I am trying to locate members of 9th AF, 387th BG, 558th SQ, who may have known my uncle, T. Sgt. H. M. Lyon.
 
-H. G. "Glenn" Lyon

Date:
10/4/99
Time:
6:47:19 PM
 
Wonderful site.  More like this are needed.

David Block,  Director
Military Aviation Hall of Fame of Illinois

Date:
10/3/99
Time:
2:45:09 AM
 
Hi, and thanks for a great website.
 
My father, Willie Cone, was a bombardier with the Ninth Air Force. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him during WWII. -Martha Cone

Date:
10/1/99
Time:
5:07:17 PM
 
Very excellent site.

Sam Williamson, Pilot 556th BS.

Date:
9/29/99
Time:
4:37:31 PM
 
Thank you for doing an outstanding job maintaining this information. As a former crew member of the B26 Marauder I'm proud to participate. I was with the 391st bomb group 574th sqdn in the 9th Air Force.

I'm looking for Lt. Thomas F. Walters, Bombardier and Lt. John O.Wharton.

George Panosian

Date:
7/4/99
Time:
4:14:38 PM
 
Ben W. Hicks, 387th, 558th 63 missions, co-pilot mostly with Bob Brockett; Bombardier-Navigator in training and for first few missions Warren "Scuffer" Butterfield,

Lost track of other crew members: Tail gunner Kim, Radioman Craig. Would appreciate info as to present addresses/phone

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:13:22 PM
 
Ron Miller. Looking forward to visiting often.

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:12:51 PM
 
I like your site. I down load pic's and information for my father, John Sharpe he was a mech. with the 322 B.G. 449Sq. Who ever sent me this link thank you. Dean Sharpe

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:12:20 PM
 
Congratulations on an excellent site...I can see I'll be spending a lot of time here...Thanks Ed Delridge

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:11:51 PM
 
Great site. Glad something is finally dedicated to one of the greatest uncles I have ever been privileged to be related to. A great hero and role model. The photo of my mom (dark dress on right) is terrific too. Call me sometime. Don Brockett

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:11:21 PM
 
PLEASE READ:
To whom it may concern: I am trying to locate the crew members of the 391 BG who took part in the bombing of the town of Periers in Normandy on June 13th 1944 (it was the 2nd one, the first having been performed by the 409th BG on 8th). I am a member of an association that plans to open a museum about this part of the liberation and we would like to collect the first hand stories from the different actors before it is too late. I have all the names of the different crews that were flying on the B-26s that morning. If anybody has any information, please contact me. Thank you, Christian

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:10:55 PM
 
Neat site! My grandfather, Frank Cookson, was a pilot in the 9th Air Force, 322nd BG, 452nd Squadron. He flew 66 combat missions, including the Old Vet and Homesick (its last mission for which he earned the DFC). If anybody has any information associated with my grandfather. BTW, Frank Cookson.

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:10:24 PM
 
EUGENE V. WILSON 315TH SQUADRON 21ST BOMB GROUP (M) 25TH M R & R SQUADRON 397TH BOMB GP LINE CHIEF AND CHIEF INSPECTOR.

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:10:00 PM
 
Warren H. Butterfield, 9th Air Force, 387th Bomb Group, 558th Squadron. Flew 15 missions as bombardier of Pilot Robert J. Brockett. Flew 45 missions as bombardier of Walter C. Harkins. Clyde Harkins informed me of this Web-site this afternoon of June 10th, 1999, much to my surprise of it's existence. Great job Bob, there seems to be much more here than I'm able to cover this evening . Very enjoyable. Scuffer.

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:09:33 PM
 
Dr. Ernest J. Nackord, Jr. B-26 Pilot WWII. Hello to other fellow Marauder Pilots: Harry Green, Chuck Pietsmier, Dick Petrick, Ken Montgomery.

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:09:04 PM
 
"Pugnacious Peggy" 387th BG 558th Squadron Chipping Ongar. Am researching 558th BS "Pugnacious Peggy" and crew. "KX-Z" a silver B-26B-55 Lt. Stuart "Stub" Perrin pilot Lt. Bill Bustard co pilot T/SGT Ole Olsen radio/waist gunner Ralph Paden togglier/nose gunner Elrod Larned engineer/turret gunner Bob Norwood tail gunner. Looking for add'l details of May 29, 1944 mission to Conflans railroad bridge (near Paris). Lead ship with Capt Harmon and crew lost to flak at target. Ole Olsen was only casualty in "Pugnacious Peggy". Perrin & Olsen shared a take off prayer together each mission for their whole tour together, synchronized to takeoff checklist. E-mail me and I'll share the text. Cam Martin

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:08:33 PM
 
Greetings, My father, John J. Sauser was a bombardier/navigator on a B-26. I am trying to locate his exact bomb group and squadron to research his missions for his grandsons. I have filed a form with the Army, but have not heard anything back yet. If anyone out there has any recollection of him, please drop a line. Regards, Jeff Sauser

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:07:11 PM
 
Hi! The neighborhood I grew up in, in the 40's and 50's had a big brother, his name is Ernie Cusano. Ernie was a gunner with the 558th BS. He only talks about the war when I prod him. Ernie is 77 years old and still works everyday at his business in the same neighborhood. I am always looking for information about the 387th BG, 558th BS to discuss with Ernie. Could you be of any help? God bless all of you. Angelo.
 
Ernie Cusano, please contact Merton J. Silver send email to b26com <at> yahoo.com

Date:
7/3/99
Time:
2:05:05 PM
 
Does anyone have info on the 319th BG? My father, Sam Sammons, served in this group. Please let me know if you knew him or may have flown with him in No. Africa, Corsica, Italy. in the 319th Group in No. Africa, Corsica, Italy, Scotland, Presque Isle, Maine, Barksdale, LA, to contact me? I'd appreciate any info. Mitch Sammons.

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