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The Russell, Jr. Crew


Crew Listing of B-29 Aircraft Tail Number 44-69882
52nd Sqdn., 29th BG., 314th Wing, 20th AF., N. Field, Guam, 1944/1945

Number on Plane: ?
Original Name on Plane: Snatch Blatch (Witch on a broom)
Any Other Name on Plane: ?
City Name on Plane: "City of Las Angeles"
Date of Plane Arrival on Guam: Feb 1945
MACR: #14270
Accident Report:
> Air Crew < > Original Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
AC  Cpt  Earl A Russell, Jr.  (KIA) 04/16/45 0663569   
1Lt  Arthur O Sellgren  (KIA) 04/16/45 1739999   
RO  2Lt  James O Warren, Jr.  (KIA)  02065860   
1Lt  Clark B Phelps  (KIA) 04/16/45 0678368   
1Lt  Darvin F McCloud  (KIA) 04/16/45 01038061   
FE  Sgt  Chauncey J Roberts  (KIA) 04/16/45 19200301   
ROM  Sgt  Robert Burlen  (KIA) 04/16/45 12219536   
CFC  Sgt  Rodney K Ginder  (KIA) 04/16/45 16195562   
LG  Sgt  Carl R Southworth  (KIA) 04/16/45 36901285   
RG  Sgt  William H Tornow  (KIA) 04/16/45 36836068   
TG  Sgt  Warren A Sephton  (KIA) 04/16/45 32998084   
Number of Combat Missions Completed with this crew: 1

> Passengers <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
Pos 1 Cpt  Vernon Wealdon  (KIA) 04/16/45    

> Ground Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS
No Ground Crew Members entered
Status As of Date Shown: (C) Living; (D) Deceased; (U) Unknown; (KIA) Killed in Action; (KIT) Killed in Training


Cpt Vernon Wealdon, XXI Bomber Command was on board as an aerial observer.
Plane lost on Mission to Kawasaki.
James O Warren Survived the crash and died as a POW in a fire raid on May 25/26, 1945
Crew bodies were returned for burial approx June 1950. Col Storrie and Joe Chovelak (ROM, Nathans Crew in 52nd) present at burial.


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