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Rudy Preus <>
Comox, BC Canada
- Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 20:06:06 (PST)

I would like to contact members of Headquarter & Headquarters Squadron 5th Air Force, Seoul-Teague, Korea 1950-53
Robert Hill <>
La Veta, Co USA
- Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 07:32:31 (PST)

Thank goodness we found you! My father-in-law, Eugene Ashton Andrew, Jr., is looking for anyone he served with between Dec. 1944 through Oct. 1945 in the 5th Air Force Red Raiders. He is especially interested in contacting George F. Scott, William E. Randolph and Harold B. Weiser. He is not on-line, so I am conducting the on-line search for him. Please e-mail me if you can help us find any of the above. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Greig Martin.
Greig Martin <>
Marthasville, Mo USA
- Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 18:51:33 (PST)

This is a great historical site! Never in my short life, of 17 years have I seen anything like it. I am Ulick Bell's Grandson he flew in the battle of Lehti Gulf with 6 other planes from his squadron. I know that day was one of the proudest moments of his life because a japanese cruiser was sunk due to his and the other piolets and crews efforts on that day.
Colin Macdonald <>
- Monday, November 02, 1998 at 14:39:18 (PST)

My uncle was Robert L Allman, Sgt, 17th Photo Recon, 5th AAF.He was flight engineer and top turret gunner on a B-25D
" Bama Bound ". If you have info about the 17th Proto Recon
" Strike ", please send it to me. Thanks

Dennis E. Magee <DMAGEE>
Newport News, Va USA
- Monday, November 02, 1998 at 13:35:45 (PST)

I was a pilot in the 43rd Bomb Group and I am trying to interest our board in a web site for our association. Yours appears to be very professional.
Robert Claycombe <>
Carmel, In USA
- Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:41:57 (PST)

Robert Claycombe <>
Carmel, In USA
- Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:39:10 (PST)

This is a great site. I really admire you guys for the
job you did in WWII. I was a USAF aircraft mechanic during
the Vietnam War, but we couldn't hold a candle to your guys.
Bill Jones <>
Greeneville, TN USA
- Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 14:12:21 (PDT)

Cool site
Bennie Wang <>
Taipei, Republic Of China (Taiwan)
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 18:11:08 (PDT)

Bert Hartmann <>
- Monday, August 17, 1998 at 06:14:43 (PDT)

Great Site!! I NEED father-in law & his brothers
witnessed a 4-engined US bomber being attacked by zeroes in
probably the year 1944. The bomber crashed in Tipalac, Misamis
Occidental, Mindanao, Philippines, about 8-10 miles northwest
of the city of Oroquieta (NW Mindanao). 2 airmen were found
who had not survived the crash, one whose name I do not know,
the other was a Lloyd Cunningham, whose rank I do not know.
I do not even know if he was a 22nd Bomb Group member. His body
was found in a seated position about 300 yds. from the wreckage
and he showed no signs of external injuries (presumably he
died from internal injuries due to the impact). Initially the
Filipinos spoke to him, thinking he was still alive (from a distance).
They buried him, but the Americans later reinterred him elsewhere.
I have other info about the wreck, date, site etc. from the eyewitnesses
and have visited the site myself. There are still large craters
in the ground from where the engines burrowed in.
Unfortunately, I have little info about Cunningham & his unit, etc.
I would greatly appreciate any info!! Thanks alot!
info about Cunningham and his unit. It is rumored that the rest
of the crew bailed out over the sea.
Tony Brickner <>
Ruckersville, VA USA
- Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 08:18:20 (PDT)

A very interesting site. I lived in New Guinea for 15 years
and am currently researching the Milne Bay, Owen stanleys,
Buna-Gona and Sanananda campaigns.
Keep up the good work!
Norm Graef <>
Wodonga, Australia
- Friday, August 07, 1998 at 23:39:25 (PDT)

I was was a crew chief on B-24 #265. I enjoyed everyday I was in the 408th squadron.
Bob Follett <>
Yucaipa, CA USA
- Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 20:05:48 (PDT)

I was a Bombardier in the 2nd and 19th SAquadrons. I joined the group in July of 1942.
I am the host of the 1999 reunion here in San Antonio, TX.
Please send me any input to aid this venture.
James C. Houston <>
San Antonio, TX USA
- Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 21:29:07 (PDT)

Our crew joined the Red Raiders in July, 1944 at Owi. My
first mission was to the Celebes, bombing a gunship in the
harbor. The last mission was to Formosa, and was just
before the group was transferred to Okinowa. That was when
I came home.

John W. Dillman <>
York, Pa USA
- Friday, June 26, 1998 at 16:21:34 (PDT)

I am interested in the time that the group spent at Townsville in north Queensland. Visit my home page a go to the "Townsville at War" home page. I'm interested in any info from the war days in Townsville area, in particular info on the Japanese bombing raids on Townsville and aircraft prangs/crashes in the general Townsville area.
Peter Dunn <>
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 04:36:13 (PDT)

My step father, Harold Failey was a radio operator/navigator Red Raider. This is a great site.
Paul Fredricks <>
North Aurora, IL USA
- Monday, June 15, 1998 at 07:12:54 (PDT)

my father robert a ahrens was a red raider and i am pleased to have found this sight
tom ahrens <>
amsterdam, ny USA
- Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 18:52:40 (PDT)

Great Site. I am hoping to find some information on my father, SSG Jack L. Matisoff, gunner on the "Lucky Lucille", B-24, 5th Air Force.
Alan Matisoff <>
Draper, UT USA
- Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 06:58:55 (PDT)

I have some file taken on Okanowa 1944.
Edward H. Shelander, Jr. <>
Atlanta, GA USA
- Monday, May 18, 1998 at 12:55:32 (PDT)

A good friend, John H. Bangs ploted with the 22nd in 24's
and later in 26;s. I have enjoyed many of his stories over the years, If anyone wishes to make contact with John, I would love to surprise him with the opportunity to reaquaint with those of you active with the 5th-22nd- 2nd Red Raiders. Please give me an e-mail Thnxs
Gary Powell <>
Boise, Id USA
- Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 00:52:57 (PST)

Aerial Gunner - 45 Missions - Nov.44 to Sept.45 - Dick Hardesty's Crew - Survived the Leyte experience
Stan Gordon <STANGO@AOL.COM>
Scotia, NY USA
- Friday, March 06, 1998 at 11:52:41 (PST)

This is a very comprehensive and interesting site. Iam a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My stained glass three dimensional aircraft may be of interest to some of your guests. Please visit my site.
Rudy Preus <>
Comox, BC Canada
- Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 14:27:08 (PST)

My grandfather was a gunner on a B-25 with the Red Raiders in Palua, New Guinea and the Philippines. It is great to set down and show him the online tribute to the group that he flew with. Keep up the good work.
G.D. Sanders
G.D. Sanders <>
Irving, TX USA
- Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 08:48:40 (PST)

Very nice site, I fly online with the Red Raiders it's nice to see the history and people of our namesake

G.A.Spencer 1st Lt Red Raiders {warbirds}
G.A.Spencer <>
Lomdon, n/a U.K
- Friday, January 23, 1998 at 15:44:47 (PST)

I`d like to commend you for an excellent site, It`s great that people like you keep the memories alive of our past and present hero`s, keep up the great work,we appreciate it, thankyou.
I fly as a Bomber pilot for Hotel Flight in Red Raiders Squadron, a squadron dedicated to the real red raiders, in the Online game Warbirds, run and managed by ICI Games. The squadron web site is as follows:-
I`m sure the rest of the squadron will visit shortly.
James G Inglis (alias-Fragle).
James G Inglis <>
Aberdeen, UK/Scotland
- Friday, January 23, 1998 at 12:10:23 (PST)

Your site looks great! Keep up the terrific work, I'll be dropping by a lot more in the future! :)
Dan <>
Austin, USA
- Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 09:27:35 (PST)

I served in the 22nd bomb group (h) in the 33rd squadron.
I would like to get in contact with those I served with
in New Guinea and Phillipines
William E. Stacey <Bill@Gallison.Com>
Garwood, NJ USA
- Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 16:38:29 (PST)

My dad was a turret gunner on the Horatio in the 501st, part of the 345th. I am just now finding out about the glorious history of the 5th Air Force. I really enjoyed visitng your site! Thanks very much
Doug Haubert <>
Hampstead, NH USA
- Monday, December 29, 1997 at 16:25:51 (PST)

Son of Sgt Glen Moon, 455th of 323rd, whose tales of jets too fast to track, flack shrapnel bouncing like buckets of gravel when the 88's had them bracketed, landing w/o hydralics or brakes w/40 holes on a fighter strip makes me realize marauder toughness is why I was born.
Ben Moon <>
Shreveport, LA USA
- Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 18:18:13 (PST)

Your site is much better than the first time I visited. You've done a super job in developing it.
Bill Thrash <>
Fairhope, AL USA
- Thursday, December 25, 1997 at 14:52:43 (PST)

Having flown in Papua New Guinea for the past 32 years, I enjoy reading about the wartime aviation exploits, especially when operating to the places named. Keep up the great work.
Peter J R Sharpe <>
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Friday, December 12, 1997 at 19:12:47 (PST)

Je to velmi pekna a zaujimava stranka, staviame so synom modely lietadiel a hned si urcite postavime B-26.
Popivcak Miroslav <>
Kosice, Slovakia
- Wednesday, December 03, 1997 at 12:38:12 (PST)

Beaut Site, I look forward to visiting it again in the near future
do you propose adding anything on the B26 and its service with the 22nd BG
Wade Adams <>
Bunbury, WA Australia
- Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 19:15:41 (PST)

Bueat Site, I look forward to visiting it in the future.
Do you plan on adding anything regarding the B26 service with the group?
Wade Adams <>
Bunbury, WA Australia
- Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 19:13:19 (PST)

Cy, IMPRESSIVE and INFORMATIVE! I hope everyone will visit my new site, B-24 Best Web, published on Veterans day 11/11/97.
Daniel L. Stockton <>
Phoenix, AZ USA
- Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 00:34:13 (PST)

FANTASTIC site!!! Keep up the good work! What little photographs I have will be on the way.
"To use, or not to use, that is the question"
Keep "em Flying! :)
BEITLER, Thomas <>
ca USA
- Monday, November 10, 1997 at 19:38:19 (PST)

Cy, Great site! Thanks for the e-mail regarding the 22nd BG over Balikpapan!
Cliff Neve' <>
Balikpapan, Indonesia
- Monday, November 03, 1997 at 02:39:34 (PST)

agung purnomo
jakarta, indonesia
- Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 16:53:09 (PST)

A very interesting site.I'm a former navigator with the 15th AF, 55Wing, 465BG, 782nd BS and flew 35 missions.73's, Karrl
Karl Siegmund <>
Midland, MI USA
- Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 08:00:22 (PDT)

Cy, Your tribute to the 'Red Raiders' continues to impress me!!!You are doing a great job with your HTML lessons. BTW, I've updated the '491st Bomb Squadron Tribute'. We now have a 'Message Board' and complete personnel listings of the 491st and 22nd Bomb Squadrons. Anxiously awaiting the list for the 11th. I attended the 'flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force' convention last week. Met a lot of really great people, including several from Dad's squadron. Would you believe that I am now considering doing web pages for other 14th Air Force Groups/Squadrons???
Tony Strotman <>
Jacksonville, AR USA
- Friday, October 24, 1997 at 18:11:05 (PDT)

Great to see this site. Congratulations. If anybody remembers the Hong Kong missions in '45 I'd be delighted to hear from them.
Ian Quinn <>
- Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 07:10:56 (PDT)

Good job on the site! I'm an aviation and military history buff and will be back to see what develops....
Terry Krafthefer <>
Tucson, AZ USA
- Monday, October 20, 1997 at 15:27:55 (PDT)

Very informative site. The 22nd Bomb Group was my first assignment at March AFB, California in 1973 as part of the 15th AF. I found it interesting to read of it REAL history. Thanks
Dale Ryland <>
Gig Harbor, wa USA
- Friday, October 10, 1997 at 21:31:54 (PDT)

you fly nice to day. tack o hej leverpastej
J�rgen Johansson <>
J�nk�ping, USA
- Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 12:42:16 (PDT)

this is a very nice site, and thank you for this
Tim de Wit <>
The Hague, Netherlands
- Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 17:35:20 (PDT)

Was Capt Frank C. Busbee a member of this unit? Silver Star 1943, navigator. Braxton Bradford 4513 S. Oak Dr Q-72, Tampa, Fl 33611 t
Braxton Bradford
Tampa, FL USA
- Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 16:41:11 (PDT)

Very Nice Site. Can any one help me find my fathers unit. Robert F. Henry 12th Airforce, 48th Bomb Group, 319 Bomb Squadron Thanks, John
John E. Henry <>
Marietta, OH USA
- Friday, October 03, 1997 at 18:26:47 (PDT)

Great site! My Dad, the late Alexander Semk, served in the 408th Bombardment Squadron during WWII.
Jeff Semk <>
Lawrenceville, Ga USA
- Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 18:15:57 (PDT)

I joined the 18th Recon. Squadron, (later renamed 408th Bomb Squadron),22nd Bomb Group, early 1941 after graduation from radio school. Was the radio operator-gunner on Lt. Arthur Hughes crew of a B-26. Flew 31 missions and returned to the states in mid 1943 and finished my enlisted career in 1945, stayed the Air Force Reserve and retired as a Major
John H. Hargrove <>
Denton, Tx USA
- Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 20:16:56 (PDT)

- Saturday, September 27, 1997 at 12:40:40 (PDT)

Thanks for replying to my e-mail of yesterday
William C Hoffmann <>
Lakewood, CO USA
- Friday, September 26, 1997 at 18:12:19 (PDT)

Good looking site, I'll send you e-mail asking if you wouldn't mind telling me what software you used to create the site.
R. D. Sellers < or>
Westminster, CO USA
- Friday, September 26, 1997 at 10:23:14 (PDT)

Mariano Urquiza <>
Buenos Aires, CF Argentina
- Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 12:56:59 (PDT)

This is a neat site!
Mike Klimesh <>
Grants Pass, OR USA
- Monday, September 22, 1997 at 21:27:05 (PDT)