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My Grandfather was John Lloyd Egan, he flew B-26s in the war, and commanded the 408th.
Curtis Egan <cegan@certifiedsoftware.com>
SD, CS USA
- Fri Dec 13 16:29:15 2002

Curtis Egan <cegan@certifiedsoftware.com>
SD, CS USA
- Fri Dec 13 16:28:24 2002

MY FATHER WAS SGT JOSEPH P. MCCORMACK AND SERVED WITH THE 5TH AIR AND I BELIEVE WAS ALSO WITH 22ND BOMBER GROUP.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HIS TIME IN PACIFIC, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. HE DIED IN 1990 AND HE NEVER TALKED MUCH ABOUT HIS SERVICE IN NEW GUINEA. I DO KNOW THAT HE WAS LOST IN JUNGLE THERE FOR ABOUT 24 DAYS. HE ALSO EARNED 3 BRONZE STARS. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HIM OR HIS SERVICE THERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL. I HAVE A HOME E-MAIL WHICH IS KANDMPRELL@AOL.COM THANK YOU VERY MUCH
KAREN J. PRELL <KAREN@X1R.COM>
ORMOND BEACH, FL USA
- Tue Dec 3 08:13:41 2002

1st Lt. Peter Matteau was my father.
Excellent Work!
They should never be forgotten......
William C. Matteau <billjeffy@netzero.net>
Thompson, CT USA
- Sun Dec 1 15:56:43 2002

MY GRANDFATHER IS RAY SHUGRUE
ERIC SHUGRUE <TRIPP69@CHARTER-NAL.COM>
DECATUR, AL USA
- Sat Nov 23 21:11:45 2002

Frank Machado 5th airforce, 22nd bomb group, 19th bomb squad - in Papua - looking for information. He never received medals entitled to. He was wounded there. Can anyone help?
Pam Machado <PamMacha@aol.com>
Dracut, MA USA
- Thu Nov 21 18:09:22 2002

My father Michael A. Olenych,now deceased, flew with the Red Raiders during the second world war and I'd be interested in knowing more about the organization.
tomolenych <tom.olenych@mcquay.com>
auburn, ny USA
- Fri Nov 15 09:44:09 2002

My Grandfather,William Wayne Webb, served in WW II. He was a very proud and honored man, but never spoke much of his time in the war. He recently passed away. I am looking for any pictures or information anyone can give me about his tour of duty. Jeff Webb
Jeff Webb <webbgolf@msn.com>
Ankeny, IA USA
- Mon Nov 11 12:29:02 2002

My father was S/Sgt Al MILano with 1060th .He was posted at Amberly air base at Ipswich QLD austalia.HE also was at New Guinea and Southern Phillipines.He enlisted in 1940 and was discharged in 1945.HE married an australian girl during the war and they returned to the states till 1949,when they returned to australia and settled till his death in 2001.I would like to here from any one that knew him.
Paul Milano <pdclmilano@hypermax.net.au>
Boonah, QLD Australia
- Mon Aug 5 03:26:44 2002

Very good site, and very informative. I had no real idea of
the hardships and primitive conditions these men labored under. Thank you for remembering. And last but not lease a huge THANK YOU to the gentlemen and pilots of the 22nd BG
Bill Myers <BillMyers1@msn.com>
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
- Sun Aug 4 08:07:30 2002

Glad I found your website, I am trying to find information on a B-25 top turret gunner named Robert Gadbois who was a sgt and was shot down over Indochina sometime in 44 or 45. All I know is he was in the 345th Bomb Gp. If anyone knew him or of him please give me an e-mail. i am a retired B-52 gunner with over 5800 hours in that beautiful bird.
Ray Shugrue <shug7773@aol.com>
Putnam, Ct USA
- Mon Jul 8 12:24:01 2002

God bless you!
Sharon Wendt <saw@sharonadelesworld.com>
Nashville, TN USA
- Tue Jun 25 09:41:44 2002

Thank you for your service to our country. My brother is an airman and I am very proud of his service. God Bless,
Adria Olmi, O.P.B., M.S., J.D.
Adria Olmi <olmi@alexia.lis.uic.edu>
Carbondale, IL USA
- Tue Jun 25 08:34:33 2002

I am a retired Police Pilot & flew both helicopters
& Fixed Wing Aircraft with 6000+ hours.

I now fly on the computer in Warbirds as a vPilot as the
commander of the v19th Silver Fleet Sqdn in the v22nd
Red Raider Group

It is a honor to fly representing the Red Raiders.

Dick Nelson

Dick Nelson <rnelson4@tampabay.rr.com>
Tampa, FL USA
- Fri Jun 21 15:21:00 2002

Thank you for everything you did for our country. God bless each and everyone of you that is or has defended our nation
Kevin d. Smith <smithkevind@cs.com>
Rosenberg, Tx USA
- Sun Jun 2 20:06:05 2002

My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
Edmund
London, Kent England
- Sun Jun 2 01:38:59 2002

To everyone posting here trying to find someone who knew your friend or loved one....

I just want you to know that it CAN happen and it did for me. I posted here a couple of years ago looking for buddies of my friend Francis Daniel Moffet and it took about a year, but finally Joe "Tony" Marotta replied to my post saying that he had been friends and in the Pacific with him.

Now THAT was great news and I learned a lot about my old friend Dan, BUT even more important... I met another really great Red Raider that I've been proud to call my friend for over a year now.

So, hang in there people do read these and will respond if they can help..

"HATS OFF" to the ground crews who kept them flying and fighting... thanks men.

I hope that one day Cy Klimesh will be able to upload more of my photos of the ground crews to this site so they can be seen by Raiders here.
Thanks for your good to work to date Cy !

And to Joe "Tony" Marotta...... I'm proud of you and so very happy to have you as my friend.

Tom Beech



Tom Beech <imtb@aol.com>
Lexington, OH USA
- Sun May 19 08:29:04 2002

Hi! Looking for anyone who maybe still alive that flew with my uncle Sgt.Chester Barton, USAAF? With the 310th Bomb GRP. 379th Bomb Sqd. with the B25C planes over Cairvo Airdome, Italy. He was a Gunner on one of these planes, and died this day, when they were shot down! July 20, 1943. Two men in his Squad.flight this day lived! Hoped to hear from someone! Thankyou, Judy
Judy <Johnholland@webtv.net>
IN. USA
- Mon May 6 22:21:50 2002

George Woolfe <gmwoolfe@cs.com>
pittsboro, nc USA
- Sat May 4 21:31:42 2002

I am hoping someone has a photograph of B-25 41-30527 "Fer De Lance" when it operated with the 22nd. I'm working on a surviving B-25 register list and a good portion of the old lady still survives in Papua New Guinea. Any help would be appreciated
Bob Haney <bhaney @fast.net>
Stewartsville, NJ USA
- Fri May 3 10:40:27 2002

My father, Ben Feinberg, passed away on April 13, 2002 at the VA facility in Menlo Park, California. He was a member of the 2nd Bombardment Squadron, based in Australia and New Guinea in 1942-43. He would have loved this site.
Mike Faber <mfaber@hewm.com>
Moraga, CA USA
- Thu Apr 25 11:37:35 2002

I have just bid on a war medal from ebay. Makes me sick to my stomach. I cant afford this, but buying in memory of the past. Just a memento of all the men that gave there lives for our country. Does anyone know of a Neil Engles? I am bidding on his medal and dogtags. Plus a short history of him. Belive me, it will go down here in reverence. I cant believe it was up so sale on ebay. Thanks so much.......Sondra.......blustar@iserv.net.
I will have it framed in memory in case no one responses? U can have his history for nothing if u can prove to me that u were part of the Red Raiders.
Sondra Breen <blustar@iserv.net>
Grandville , MI USA
- Thu Apr 18 23:53:08 2002

With great respect I wish to thank all those who risked and gave their lives for my freedom. Most of all, my greatest thanks to S/Sgt. Alfred P. Pavlu, the father of my adorable wife Theresa and my hero.

Lance Portwood
Glidden, Texas
Lance Portwood <theportwoods@wcnet.net>
Glidden, TX USA
- Wed Apr 17 14:51:23 2002

I am looking for information on 33rd BS, 22BG, 5th AF member Bob Brock. His plane was possible called "Docile Dragon" The number of the plane was 234. The Red Raiders Insignia with "We Lead" was possibly the nose art.Any information will be much appreciated. Landy Hardy
Landy Hardy <fauna1@prodigy.net>
Loomis, Ca USA
- Mon Mar 11 15:07:12 2002

Enjoyed the site
Carla Reese Stevenson <carla@thevillages.net>
THE VILLAGES, FL USA
- Fri Mar 8 14:23:47 2002

My father Carl Marvin Dickson, Capt.& co-pilot in the 5AF, 19SQ, 22BG, passed away 3/2/2002, he was 85. If you knew or have any memories to share please contact me.
Ron Dickson <shaaron@sbcglobal.net>
Oakley, CA USA
- Fri Mar 8 11:19:19 2002

My uncle, Mark Crochet, was a co-pilot on B24 and flew with the
Red Raiders. He died 3/1/2002 at age 82. If anyone knew him,
I'd be happy to hear from them.
Sylvia Marchese <syldanigole@netscape.net>
gretna, la USA
- Mon Mar 4 07:45:13 2002

David Howie <flo-bee@juno.com>
Upland, Pa USA
- Wed Feb 13 18:28:28 2002

The address of Bob's site is http://au.geocities.com/pjholm/index.htm
Peter Holm <pjholm@yahoo.com>
Sydney, Australia
- Tue Feb 12 22:27:27 2002

My mother's first husband was Squadron Leader C.R. "Bob" Gurney RAAF who was killed while flying with the 22nd Bomb Group on 1 May 1942 in B26 40-1426. I hope some of you WWII veterans can visit the site and if any of you can remember Bob Gurney I would love to hear from you and pass on the message to my mother.
Peter Holm <pjholm@yahoo.com>
Sydney, Australia
- Tue Feb 12 22:25:26 2002

Michael J. Merkerson <MichaelMerkerson@aol.com>
W. Pelzer, SC USA
- Sun Feb 3 16:46:40 2002

Thanks for all your efforts.
jim long <magalloy@aol.com>
upland , ca USA
- Wed Jan 9 13:01:44 2002

This is a very nicely done web site. Very interesting!!! I am inquiring for my Father-in-law, Eugene A. Andrew, Jr. of Missouri, who was the Bombardier for the 22nd Heavy Bomber Group, 19th squadron: we are looking for any information about George F. Scott, Pilot for the same squadron. Thanks! --Marti
Marti Andrew <martiandrew@earthlink.net>
Black Jack, MO USA
- Fri Jan 4 09:57:18 2002

GREAT WEBSITE!!! I was Operations Officer of the 500th Bomb Squadron (345th Bomb Group) (B-25s. We trained with one of your B-26 squadrons (???)at Reid River, Australia (near Townsville) in May-June 1943, on our way to combat at seven-mile at Port Moresby, New Guinea. Please check our website at www.500thbsq-b25s.com. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Bill Cavoli <wjckjc@aol.com>
San Antonio, TX USA
- Mon Dec 31 13:08:43 2001

I want you to know, how much yall have help me the last
10 months to deal with my dad, Carl Friddle, death.
Anytime I need to see him, I click on to this wonderful
site. Yall have made the holidays a little easier.

Thanks Anita
anita friddle <afrid1>
mesquite, tx USA
- Tue Nov 20 05:19:00 2001

I am interested in anyone who might have remembered SSGT William (Bill) E. Gailevege who was a member or the 2nd Squadron, 22nd Bombardment Group, between the period of 22 April 42 - 18 Jan 46. We are trying to compile records, which we found out, that all records during that particular time was destroyed by fire. We recently received most of his medals and awards. Looking for anything, or even a story about him. Thanks, Sheila Day
Sheila G. Day <dayjrx@cs.com>
Deatsville, AL USA
- Wed Nov 14 18:55:33 2001

My grand father Harold G. Michael served as a radio man in New Guinea for the 22nd bomb squadron with the 5th army aircorps on the liberators. he has passed away but my family is proud of him and his service. it is wonderful to see juch a great website dedicated to all of our fallen heros past and present. myself having served in the army during desert storm find it an honor whe tribute is shown to our vets. i'm always searching for info that will help me further my knowledge of my pops service to his country. thanks again for this great website keep up the good work.
Dithanne Michael <Dithanne@webtv.net>
Inverness, Fl USA
- Mon Nov 12 11:52:56 2001

My grandfather Harold G. Michael served in New Guinea as a radio man for the 22nd bomb squadron on the liberators. He passed away a year ago and our family is proud of him and this wonderful website you have made. My self having served for the 12th Aviation Brigade in Europe deployed during desert storm find it quite an honor when tribute is shown for all our heros past and present. Thanks again for the great website and thanks to all our vets. god bless the USA
Dithanne Michael <dithanne@webtv.net>
inverness , FL USA
- Mon Nov 12 10:52:44 2001

I have had access to and placed on hard copy a diary written by Jack Bates, a gunner in 2nd. Bomb Sqdn., 22nd Bomb Group. It is a daily record of his service with the aforementioned group from Oct. 2, 44 to Oct. 14, 45. He flew 41 missions. I would like to correspond with anyone who might have known Jack or any of his primary crew. Richard Faletti - P; Wilford Crockett - CP; Camillus Raymond - N; William Coleman - B; Arthur Deter - E; Joseph Tosto - RO; William Bridge - AG; Richard Schoen - AG; James Perry - AG. I would like to someday publish this diary and any help/information would be appreciated. I do NOT have access to the web at home. I visit the local library when possible.
wayne n. horton <wnllhorton@juno.com>
erin, ny USA
- Thu Nov 8 07:41:04 2001

Looking for anyone who might have known, 1st.Lt.Lester Barton, my uncle a B-26 Marauder Pilot, 451st.Bomb Squad.322nd Bomb Grp. killed in, Great Squadron Tragedy, Mar. 18, 1945 over France. He was from Indiana. Hope there's someone still alive that might have know him? Please email me. Thankyou!
Judy Holland <Johnholland@webtv.net>
Jasper, IN USA
- Sat Oct 13 01:34:13 2001

My father is William J. Down, he served with 33rd Sq. The pilot he mostly flew with was Maj. John Disbro. I've just started my research and I'm a web rookie so any help I receive would be greatly appreciated. Anyone know what happened to Maj. Disbro? Dad and Mom are alive and well in Lake Havesu City, Az. THANKS
Peggy Tiner <mikem@dinointernet.com>
Granbury, Tx USA
- Tue Oct 9 10:47:04 2001

My grandfather owned the property on which Antill Plains airfield was built in 1941.
Lindsay Ellis <linros@eis.net.au>
Brisbane, Q Australia
- Sat Sep 29 17:19:16 2001

James Weiss <rweiss1272@aol.com>
Winter Park, Fl USA
- Thu Sep 20 20:21:19 2001

I am very enthusiastic about aircraft espiecially on the ones specified on this page.My favourite battle was the battle of britain(Spitfires,hurricanes and He111's fought in this)I am 14 but know lots,I want to keep the aircraft flying as I attend Duxford air mueseum's shows each year.My room is full of models and I am just wwII aircraft crazy!
If you need more info,visit Duxford air muesem in cambridgeshire!they have a great exibit of american aircraft past,and present.I like this site,keep up the good work!BYE!!!!!
James delieu <ddelieu@aol.com>
coventry, N/A england
- Thu Sep 20 12:31:11 2001

my father was with the 22nd .Dallas Duggar. Maybe someone out there remembers him?
shannon duggar <br549@aol>
south pittsburg, tn USA
- Fri Sep 7 21:27:14 2001

Thanks! Will attempt to add some memories soon.

TSgt.James "Scotty" Thyne,USAF Rtd. <JANDRTHYNE@att.worldnet.att>
Snellville, GA USA
- Sat Aug 25 14:45:35 2001

I found this site as I was looking for some information on James Gleason, who was with the 38th BG at the RAAF Base, Amberely, Australia. As luck would have it this week end of Aug.25-26.01 there will be an air show at the 104Fighter Wing,Barnes Air National Guard Base, the MEMPHIS BELL, p-51's and Messerschmitts will be featured, as we are more or less surrounded by air bases,West Over, Barnes and the CT Air Guard it should make you proud that at least half if not better of Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut will turn out! Great Site Well Done!
Ed Gauthier <Heimweh1@aol.com>
Springfield, MA USA
- Thu Aug 23 15:23:13 2001

I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://members.home.net/stellarimages
Rudy Preus <stellarimages@home.com>
Comox, BC Canada
- Wed Aug 22 21:33:08 2001

JUST TO SAY THANK YOU FOR HELPING AUSTRALIANS IN THE 2 WORLD WAR.I SERVED IN VIETNAM 66-67 IN 1ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER.A.SQUADRON.WISHING YOU ALL GOOD HEALTH FROM A GRATEFUL AUSSIE
WAL BINNING
LOGAN CITY, QLD AUSTRALIA
- Thu Jul 19 22:41:36 2001

I was a member of the 22ndBG, 33BS in the 50's B47 type. Excellent Site. Thanks
William Tuxworth <billtux@home.com>
Charleston, SC USA
- Fri Jul 6 10:11:05 2001

GREAT AND INTERESTING WEB SITE!CAN ANYONE HELP ME IN OBTAINING ANY INFO IN REGARDS TO MY UNCLE,VICTOR H. JACOBSON? ALL I KNOW IS THAT HE WAS A PILOT KILLED IN NEW GUINEA IN 1943. WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP TO ACCOMPLISH MY GOAL. HE IS BURIED AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETARY OF THE PACIFIC LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU,HAWAII. ALOHA WALLY JACOBSON
Wally Jacobson <wjacob@lemoorenet.com>
Hanford, Ca USA
- Sun Jun 24 10:18:11 2001

Great website! I have a friend that was the last person to live on the Willow Run property where they built most of the B-24 Liberators. He wrote a book called Willow Run which can be viewed at this URL: http://yellowairplane.com/Book_Reviews/Warren_Benjamin_Kidder/WillowRun_Cover.html
Jeff Dyrek <jeff@yellowairplane.com>
Bushnell, IL USA
- Wed Jun 20 10:56:39 2001

I served with the 22nd bomb group headquarters squadron from Langley field to Australia from 1940 - 1942. Would be glad to hear from any of my buddies.
Walter E Fedor <waldo@pulsenet.com>
Washington, PA USA
- Tue Jun 12 08:08:16 2001

Alexander Semk was my Dad (S/Sgt) with the 5th Army Air Force, 22nd Bomb Group, 408th Bomb Squad in WW2. He served in the Philippines and New Guinea. He died in 1964. I have created a website dedicated to U.S. Veterans and POW/MIA's, there is a page dedicated to my Dad. Please stop by sometime and sign my guestbook.
Nancy Semk Stratmann <powmia77@yahoo.com>
USA
- Fri Jun 1 21:02:41 2001

Joined the 2nd Sqdn at Reid River Sept 1943. We flew the B25from the states. Name "Lady Esther".I was the Flight Eng.I Made 29 mission in the B25's and 24 missons in B24's. 2nd Sqdn Men don't for get renuion in Dayton, Ohio. Dates of June 27,28,29,30 Hope to see there.
Afton Willmon <ajwill@tvec.net>
Gun Barrel City, tx USA
- Sun May 20 16:56:52 2001

Does anyone have information on the 20th Combat Mapping Squadron? I'm writing about my great uncles exploits in the
5th AF in the pacific for his family.This is a great site!
Chuck Bame <networx@ipa.net>
Rogers , AR USA
- Thu May 10 13:14:31 2001

My brother, Robert Arthur "Art" Lint, served in the 22nd Bomber Group of the 33rd Squadron. His was MIA on 9/1/44 in the Davao Gulf near Mendinao Phillipine Islands. He flew a B-24 Liberator. No one has heard anything about him since. Any information about him would be greatly appreciated. Ernie Lint, Carmichaels, PA. You mail email me via my granddaughter. Thank you.
Ernest Lint <anita.carter@DFAS.mil>
Carmichaels, PA USA
- Sat Mar 3 13:40:34 2001

Great website, guys! Found it while searching for information on the 38th Bomb Group. Haven't explored all of it yet, but from what I've seen so far, I'd give this one a 10. Nice piece of work.... Ed Conner, 38th Bomb Group Association.
Ed Conner <simbascar@peoplepc.com>
Old Hickory, TN USA
- Sat Feb 24 19:18:30 2001

my father was a member of the 22nd Bomb Group... the 19th Squadron
John A. Castner, Jr <jcastner@mentortech.com>
Rockville , MD USA
- Mon Feb 19 15:25:48 2001

Looking for any info on my grandfather captin Paul Terwilliger B25 pilot. From what i know he flew submarine bombing / patrol near Japan. Any info will be deaply appriciated!!. Me being an Airforce member has now made me even more interested in what my granfather did. Any help on other ways or sites to look up would be a big help . If so please e-mail me and in the subject put Regarding B25.
Thank you,
A1C Terwilliger (jason)
Jason <jatsurf@aol.com>
USA
- Fri Feb 16 13:59:42 2001

Looking for any info on pilot of B25 Paul Terwilliger. This is my granfather unfortunatly he is no longer around. I have no info on his airforce carrer if anyone who reads this recognizes the name please e-mail me in subject put regarding B24 thank you , Jason
Jason <jatsurf@aol.com>
USA
- Fri Feb 16 13:49:59 2001

Looking for anyone one who knew my grandfather "Maj. Edward L. Page" THANKS!!!! Great web site.
Kevin Oaks <klorio@bellsouth.net>
Palm Bay, FL USA
- Mon Feb 12 13:15:19 2001

MY DAD CARL FRIDDLE PASSED AWAY JAN. 25,01. HE TRULY WAS
ONE OF A KIND. THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN HIS LIFE,
GOD,FAMILY AND COUNTRY.
HE WAS A TRUE AMERICAN, WHO WAS READY TO DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY.
I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR THIS WONDERFUL SITE, SO I CAN
ALWAYS HAVE HIM, JUST A CLICK AWAY.
I LOVE YOU DADDY.

ANITA
ANITA FRIDDLE <AFRID1@JCPENNEY.COM>
MESQUITE, TX USA
- Thu Feb 8 05:00:29 2001

Mr. Carl Friddle is my dad. He passed away January 25, 2001.
Thank you so much for this web site, i feel he is still with me.
Mary Friddle Gilliam <mafg1957@aol.com>
longview, tx USA
- Fri Feb 2 12:56:10 2001

What a GREAT site--It pays tribute to one of the many
units that made it possible for me to say:
" PROUD TO BE AMERICAN " THANK YOU
William Larson <wlarson@silverlink.net>
Seabeck, WA USA
- Fri Feb 2 11:52:37 2001

I am really pleased to see such a dedication to the men that served our country so that I am able to even be alive.
My Grandfather, Carl Friddle served his country proudly and I am very pleased to see some photos dedicated to him and his crew. My grandfather passed away January 25, 2001 at 79 yrs of age. He was a wonderful man that loved his experience in the air as much as he loved his family.

Thank You.
Anthony Gilliam
Anthony Gilliam <alteredntentions@aol.com>
Longview, TX USA
- Fri Feb 2 10:41:48 2001

I was in HQ Company Radar Maintenance
Joe Ross <joerooo@evansville.net>
Paducah, KY USA
- Thu Jan 11 19:17:12 2001

What a nice site to keep former members of the Red Raiders in touch with other people from the unit. I enjoy reading about their tours of duty. Keep up the good work.
I have a web site on the early years of Mather Field, California, 1918 to 1935. I'm thinking about extending it to cover the base during World War Two.

Tom Hegre <matherguy@yahoo.com>
Carmichael, CA USA
- Mon Jan 8 23:30:18 2001

If anyone from the second squadron wants to email me my address is

john.majoris@verizon.net

- John Majoris
John Majoris <john.majoris@verizon.net>
staten island, NY USA
- Thu Dec 7 13:53:08 2000

I have been researching a downed B-25 Strafer #41-30118, and crew lying in 60ft of waster off Papua New Guinea. Shot down Aug 4, 1942. All crew survived the crash bar one. They were captured and eventually murdered except one officer. I am seeking relatives of the following:
T/Sgt. Hugh W. Anderson. Radio Op. from Aspermont,Texas.
2nd Lt. Robert J. Kascelnak. Co-pilot from Orange,Cal.
1st Lt. Louis J. Rittaco. Navigator from Port Chester, NY.
S/Sgt. Raymond J. Zimmerman. Engineer/Gunner from Oregon City, Oregon.
Also seeking footage and still of B-25's in New Guinea/Pacific especially if they have Green Dragon painted on the nose. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated so that those young men who gave their youth and lives so that we are free today will be remembered in the forthcoming video "The Bomber Reef". Regards, Walt Deas. Tel/Fax: +61 755 388 231. waltdeas@broad.net.au

Walter Deas <waltdeas@broad.net.au>
Gold Coast, Q Australia.
- Thu Nov 23 13:48:43 2000

My dad was in the 33rd when the squaron was constituted and he was in the first B-26 flown out of the factory. He retired in 1969 as a major general and now lives in Florida. I grew up looking at his book 'Marauder'. How fun to find this site and see more. Thanks for such a good job.
Bruce Manson <crbrmans@ix.netcom.com>
ca USA
- Sat Nov 18 15:25:09 2000

My grandfather served in the 22nd bomb group, 33rd squadron and I am so interested in his history and all the stories I was unable to hear from him personally. (Joseph Eugene Clayton)
Samantha <samantha_lm@yahoo.com>
Saint Louis, MO USA
- Fri Oct 20 11:35:30 2000

My brother Dave told me about this site, Richard Walker Robinson was our first cousin, I was raised with he and his older brother Hugh, my two son's both of whom have passed on had middle manes form these two brothers. We called him Walker in the family, because there were so meny others called Robbie, two other cousind and two uncles.
I was 7 when Red Robinson went off to University of Vermont and can rember the day very well, he came to our home the day he left for Collage, and hitchhiked fron Pgh to Dartmouth, this was in the fall of 1936.
I also rember the day he left for the war, he dropped off his car at our home in Pittburgh, along with his personal stuff. My Dad & I drove him to the Allegheny County Air Port where he departed by plane back to his base. That was 12/8/41. He was home for a short time over the Laborday weekend in 1944, as you know that was the last we saw of him.
He was the king pin of the 3rd generation of our family, and was loved by all. I have several pictures of he and I when he was about 17 and I around 6, if you would like to see them I'd be glad to send them to you.
Bob Ghen <rmghen@aol.com>
Delray Beach, FL USA
- Mon Oct 9 17:44:12 2000

What a superb website! My cousin Don Evans was the only "war hero" in my family and as a mere lad I was the lucky recipient of several souvenirs from his combat tour that inspired me to become a fighter pilot and career officer.
Reading your website made my eyes water and recall my own 100 missions as an F-105 Wild Weasel over North Vietnam. We too lost many friends but your sacrifices were far greater and I salute you all. You are the real fabric of this country and have left a valuable legacy.

Ron Strack, Col.USAF Ret. <rgs374419@earthlink.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA
- Mon Oct 9 15:55:51 2000

I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://members.home.net/stellarimages
Rudy Preus <stellarimages@home.com>
Comox, BC Canada
- Mon Oct 9 13:31:46 2000

Great web site and resource. Brought back many memories. Thanks for the tour.
Charles Taliaferro <charles@taliaferro.net>
Hanford, California USA
- Fri Sep 15 22:56:15 2000

I was a member of the 22nd bg,19th sqdn., 5AF, Dec'44-Oct'45. Served with Lt.M.L.Hite-pilot, Lt. Donald M. Grooms-Pilot, Lt.E.E.Wood-bombadier, Lt.William Byron-navigator, Sgt.Howard Dillon-ball turrett gunner, Stf.Sgt. George Chynowith-radio operator,Stf.Sgt. Bill Bittner-flight engineer, Roy Bentley-tail gunner, Thomas Gregor-waste gunner, T.J.Barleman-nose gunner. If you have information of other member of the 19th sqdn. during this time please e@mail me.
Carl Dickson <shaaron@ix.netcom.com>
Sacramento, CA USA
- Mon Sep 11 15:43:35 2000

Just found the page while trying to find anything on the net
about the 22nd,Marauders and didnt think i would find anything.
I was in the RAAF in the 1980's at the Amberley base which some of the veterans should
rember.The hangar that I worked in was one used by the 22nd during the
war & still had peoples names on the wall, this got me interested in the group
and uptil now I have not been able to find much on them.
I know that the hard work and sacrifices you men gave has always been appreciated
buy us Aussies.
Thanks
Don Neibling
Don Neibling <donald.neibling@qr.com.au>
Brisbane, Queesland Australia
- Fri Sep 1 14:22:28 2000

I have enjoyed this site. I know the cousin of Col. Richard Walker
Robinson and now I know why he is so proud of him! A wonderful site
for those of us who did not know about the Red Raiders.
Nancy S. Warmath <nancysw@snet.net>
Gales Ferry, CT USA
- Fri Sep 1 12:29:18 2000

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THE 33RD SQDN. FROM 1940-1945
ALFRED J. MATTACOTTI <SMATT@EXECPC.COM>
MILWAUKEE, WI USA
- Thu Aug 31 08:39:44 2000

Hi Fellas!
Trying to find out a little about my father. His name is T. Srgt.Roller,Robert N. He was a Radio Operator/Waist Gunner on a 24. If any of you guys knew him please write back. In the mean time I'm going to research the 22nd. Thanks alot!
Scott M. Roller <rollofly@yahoo.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA
- Mon Aug 28 17:44:32 2000

I AM LOOKING FOR BUSS BIGGS OF MEETEETSE .WY
HE HAS A SISTER JANE BUT THE NUMBER IS NOT WORKING.
CAN ANY ONE HELP.
HE DID WORK FOR GOVERMENT I THINK IN WILD LIFE.
THANK YOU TREVOR MAYS

trevor mays <wtm@telus planet.net>
vulcan, ab canada
- Sun Aug 20 05:40:58 2000

I have been receiving the news letter since my father passed away in 1990. This is really great to be able to access all of the information. (my father served in the 33rd sqdrn.)
Maurice Bellando, Jr. <bellandm@dop.state.nj.us>
titusville, nj USA
- Fri Aug 11 13:04:11 2000

Hey guys! Does anyone know Captain John Mc.Guire of the 8th
AAF? I've got his aviatorkit bag, but I don't know him because
I'm 15 and from Switzerland. If you know John, please contact
me. Thanks a lot for what you have done in ww2, pilots and
soldiers!

Kata <fraese53@bluewin.ch>
Bern, Switzerland
- Sun Aug 6 04:37:21 2000

My father, S/Sgt William H. Geiger flew 46 missions with the Red Raiders, 22nd BG, 33rd Squadren between 9/14/44 and 5/12/45. He is alive and well and would be very interested in hearing from anyone who may have served with him.
David Geiger <Hombre@megsinet.net>
Cincinnati, OH USA
- Mon Jul 31 14:25:54 2000

My Dad used to fly with the Red Raiders the latter part of WWII. He served with Cy Klimesh, Jim Moran, Jim Renfro,Joe Kapach, Henry Koblinski, among others. He is alive and well and living in Brooklyn.
Ralph Bianco <rab1074@aol.com>
LaGrangeville, NY USA
- Sun Jul 30 10:46:40 2000

My father is JEROME LIPMAN, he is alive and well.
He was in the 19th Bomb Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group in the 5th Air Force.
He was assigned from March 1945 - Clark Field, Philippines, then to Okinawa until Late October 1945.
He was a "Mickey Man" - Navigator Radar Bombardier.
Anyone that might have know him, please feel free to get in touch with us. Great website!
SkyTour Explorer@aol.com
JEROME LIPMAN <Skytour Explorer@aol.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA
- Fri Jul 21 19:13:26 2000

Great Website!! OUTSTANDING WORK!!! I fly a flight sim called Warbirds, and I'm a very PROUD member of the 22nd BG, Red Raiders, 19th BS, Silver Fleet. It's a game, true, but we do it to respect the great sacrifices made by the brave men of the 22nd, as well as the rest of the men & women of the Armed Forces. Hats off to the true heroes!!!!!! God bless them all!!!!

LTC John "Stryke" Alt
5TH USAAF
22ND BG, Red Raiders
19TH BS, Silver Fleet
Warbirds
LTC John "Stryke" Alt <strykenstien@aol.com>
Benson, NC USA
- Wed Jul 12 19:40:54 2000

Have attended most reunions since 1950. My wife and I hosted
a reunion at Crystal City, Virginia. Flight engineer on Lt.
Wharton's crew. Flew to Australia in January of 1944.
Completed missions in 1945. Rotated home and discharged July 2, 1945. Fifty
five years ago today! Would like to hear from former crew members
of the 33rd Squadron.

Henry Kuhn
Henry Kuhn <scherbel@erols.com>
Annapolis, Md USA
- Sun Jul 2 11:07:45 2000

I recently found letters written to my mom and dad by my uncle, Wendell "Wimpy" Wagle, who served in the 22nd bomb group, 33rd bombardment squadron as ground support (he later said he was a "bomb armer") from March 1944 through August 1945. His letters didn't contain much information about the war, of course, so it was great to find the Red Raider web site and be able to fill in a few more details about the three years he spent there. His letters made me much more aware of and grateful for the sacrifices made by the men and women who defended our country and made it possible for us kids back home to grow up safe in the U.S. Thanks to you all!
Leann Stelzer <leann.stelzer@ncsl.org>
Denver, CO USA
- Thu Jun 1 10:49:58 2000

Great site! It was incredible to see for the first time my grandfather, Truman Henderson's own words as he described bailing out during Black Sunday. I've always heard little pieces of this story, but they were apocryphal and hard to put together in any meaningful way, being that my grandfather died 35 years ago.
I cannot express how touching this experience was for me, and what a wonderful walk through the history of a largely unsung combat unit this was.
Bryan Henderson <philamohr@earthlink.net>
Lakewood, CO USA
- Tue May 23 14:48:06 2000

Thank you so much for your website and for posting the entry on Black Sunday. My father, Truman Henderson, was quoted in that article. As a child he told me many stories of bailing out over New Guinea and being found, cared for and eventually directed back to his base by the natives there. He passed away more than 35 years ago, but would be honored to know he was remembered on your website.
Sonya Henderson Ingle <sonya_ingle@hp.com>
Powder Springs, GA USA
- Thu May 18 06:49:52 2000

Thank you for this interesting & informative site...!
It's great to keep history alive... My Father, Orville
Otto, was a navigator on one of the 19th squadron's
B-24s. I'll stop back again
Christopher Otto <cdotto@execpc.com>
Glendale, WI USA
- Wed Apr 26 10:58:40 2000

Hello, This is a great site!! I am doing a book of oral histories of my grandfathers squad. He was a member of the 418th night fighters which i believe answered to the 5th! If any one knew him ( Charles Badger) or has any stories or information . please contact me!!!
Cindy Badger
s03.cbadger @ wittenberg.edu
Cindy badger <s03.cbadger@wittenberg.edu>
akron, oh USA
- Mon Apr 24 15:44:09 2000

looking for info on s/sgt richard e hallagan. any leads
greatly appreciated. best, braxton
braxton bradford <braxbrad@yahoo.com>
tampa, fl USA
- Fri Apr 7 03:40:53 2000

Looking for an old buddie from the 19th Sq-22nd BG by the
name of Bob Boyd . Better known as Butter Buddie. I believe
.he was a nose gunner.
Jim Moran <jmoran30@aol.com>
Albany, NY USA
- Wed Apr 5 21:29:31 2000

I am searching for info on my brother, Sgt. Ben F. Huffine who was a b-25 top turret gunner killed in action, May 6, 1945 , Tarakan Islands, North Borneo.
James Huffine <rhuffine@bellsouth.net>
Cumming, GA USA
- Tue Apr 4 20:23:03 2000

Great site. My dad was a bombadier in the 22nd near the end of the war. His name is Bob Edgar. I'm sure he'll love this site. If anybody remembers him, I'd be glad to here from you.
Terry Edgar <thedgar@bellsouth.net,tedgar@littlearch.com>
Cornelius, nc USA
- Tue Mar 28 19:01:47 2000

Just found out about your site in the 2nd sqdn news letter. Great site. Great work!

George Jacobi <pollik@aol.com>
Lynn Haven, Fl USA
- Thu Mar 23 14:05:24 2000

George Jacobi
USA
- Thu Mar 23 14:01:29 2000

Found this site thru links on the "B-24 Best Web". I'm a bit too young to have been a member of the 22BG, but I do know someone who was, Mr. Lee B. Whalen. The last time I seen or heard from him was a few years ago when I built a 1/48scale model of a B-24 for him. I was proud to build it for him. I hand painted the Red Raiders emblem on the nose using a picture from a book he gave me & the emblem off of a squadron newsletter that he gets. I didn't have any serial #'s so had to add 'bogus' #'s. He couldn't remember any specific #'s. When I gave him the model I thought he was going to cry. He was tickled to death with it. I'm going to try to get up with him and let him know about this site. The last I time I talked to him he was working as a volunteer (part time) at the A.M.C. Museum @ Dover A.F. base. I'll close by saying that this is a great site - I'm glad I found it, and I'm going to pass it along to my friends in my modeling club.
Kenneth J. Pawlowski <Chickhauler1953@aol.com>
Georgetown, DE USA
- Wed Mar 15 09:46:48 2000

Congratulations on a great webpage and thank you for all of the work you've done on it! I don't remember if I saw it in your guestbook or someone else's, but I saw a comment from a fellow that he'd just read that new WWII novel, "THE TRIUMPH AND THE GLORY" and recommended it highly. At any rate, I got a copy from barnesandnoble.com and thought it was just terrific. Like your webpage, the novel offers a fascinating passage through WWII, while telling a stirring story of courage and dedication to doing what is right, no matter what the cost. But enough about that, my only suggestion for your page is to add more of the kind of stuff you already have. If something isn't broke it doesn't need fixing. Keep up the good work!
Brad <Triad82@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA
- Wed Mar 8 15:25:10 2000

I was a Tech Supply Sergeant in the 19th Sqdn from 1940 till
May, 1944, with M/Sgt. Charley Dreasher, John Hruska, and Pete Pucak. My home address is 816 Mitchell St, Woodstock Il., 60098-3881



Harold Irwin <hirwin@owc.net>
Woodstock, Ill USA
- Tue Mar 7 09:38:30 2000

Greetings to all who have found this most wonderful of sites...My father,known to his fellow Airmen of the 22ndBG,Rd's Raider's,as Gerry Udelewitz,served in the Dutch East Indies between 1943-44...My father was the sole survivior of a B-24 splash,after completing their bombing mission on Biak,in October of 44.Gersh,my Dad,told me they were "straffing" a Jap troop carier at the time,when a 37mm gunner got "lucky" and nailed the plane.According to my Dad,he was in the sea for 10 hours before a PBY pulled him out...But ganggrine had allready set in,ultimately costing my Pop his left leg,and a shot at Major League baseball....and this story is but one of thousands of sacrifice that the men of the 22nd paid without bitching.....Thank's Guys..Men like you,and my Father were my role models...And you can ask my 10 year old what his Pop Pop did during WWII and he can tell you of NewGunia and Red's Raiders..the 408th bombgroup and even some of the planes he flew...Thank God for this Web Site..it's a connection to the past that makes living the present a little nicer.email me if any reading this knows of my POP..at...Udel Studios@AOL.com
James Udel <Udel Studios @AOL.com>
Van Nuys, CA USA
- Mon Mar 6 16:42:44 2000

I was so happy to find your website! I am looking for anyone or any information regarding Lt. Percy H. "Buddy" Baker who was killed in the Philippines in 1945. Keep up the good work, and God bless you!
Deborah G. Gillespie < deborahgail@webtv.net>
Gatlinburg, TN USA
- Sun Feb 27 21:21:20 2000

Hello To All at 2nd sqd, Good Health, see you soon at Knoxville
Constantine Cucurullo (Cookie) <tmtjrcpa@bellatlantic.net>
Wantagh, NY USA
- Sat Feb 19 08:10:20 2000

A former B-24 tail gunner, Carl Friddle, from East Texas
and Dallas, Texas until l944 when deployed to Australia for
with the 22nd Bomb Group, the Marauders, served on Owi as well
as other locations until the end of the war, flying 47 missions.
His pictures are shown in the Images section. His pilot was
Bernard Stutler, from Missouti. Carl can be contacted at 4305
Harvey St., Mesquite, Texas, 75l50, phone nu. 972-279-3783.
If not reached, can contact me and i will pass the message on.

Noel Garland,
post Korean War vet, Tokyo, Japan, 1956-1958, US Army
Noel Garland <noelgarl@swbell.net>
Mesquite, Tx USA
- Wed Feb 16 10:53:19 2000

Check out my WWII limited edition, signed and numbered aviation art. Only $8.00 each. Including B-24's, B-25's and B-29's
Neal Campbell <nealart@excite.com>
Cape May Court House, NJ USA
- Thu Feb 10 03:30:18 2000

I'm just now starting to research where my father was assigned.His name was George J.Faulkner and he was assigned to the South Pacific area 5th Air Force.He was lost in that theatre on May 17,1945.He graduated from bombadier school in San Angelo class 44-10.I found his books and two cards from his fellow classmates.Lt.Dave W.Wells and Lt.L.Daniel Halliday.The date of his graduation was Saturday,22 July,1944.
If you have anywhere I may look to get any more information I would appreciate it.
It's really wonderful that you take the time to enter all this information for all members of the Air Service.
Thanks for listening.
Jim Faulkner
James P. Faulkner <jimliz@hoflink.com>
Centerport, NY USA
- Fri Feb 4 10:58:08 2000

My father Cpl. Joe J. Plute served with the 5th AAF, 22nd BG, 33rd BS. He passed on in 1991, but I have kept his Red Raiders/Dragons Photographs, Tempe, Arizona training photos, His insignia, Bolo knives, and bag with the hand painted BG Red Raider and Squadron Dragon. I think I have photos of the typhoon damage to the 33rd's base in '45. I would like to correspond with anyone that served with my Dad. I would like to share nose art photos, and any of the crew photos from the 33rd. Dad would have loved the web site and I'm having a great time sharing his memories with his four grandkids.
David Plute <dave.plute@admin.bvsd.k12.co.us>
Boulder, CO USA
- Wed Feb 2 09:57:01 2000

Hi. My dad served with the 5th air force in WWII. I think he was either in the 22nd B.S. or the 90th B.S.
He was S\Sgt Leo Edwards from New York. If anyone remembers my dad or can tell me any information about
the time he spent in the 5th, I would very much appreciate your contacting me.
Thanks! Nice web site!
Bruce Edwards <b.w.edwards@erols.com>
Purcellville, VA USA
- Fri Jan 14 18:17:08 2000



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