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By Superfortress to Japan, by Randall C. Maydew, 1993

Discussion in '500th BG - Saipan' started by 25Kingman49, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    This is the brief story (attached PDF) of training, deployment and combat service of 1st Lt. Randall C Maydew, ASN: O-703766 in the Army Air Forces with the 881st Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 21st Bomber Command, 20th Air Force as a Navigator/Bombardier operating from Isley Field, Saipan Mariana Islands. Postwar Randy would go on to have a long and successful career with Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

    This booklet/article was shared with me by Hal (Lucky Partners). I in-turn shared it with Jim Bowman 500BG Historian and he wrote back that it was new to him so it seemed important to share here as well.

    Randy Maydew's findagrave page is here https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64060699 with newly added bio and photos by yours truly.

    Hope you enjoy Randy's story.

    1st Lt. Randall C Maydew
    [1] 500BG_881BS_1st Lt Randal Maydew_Navigator 1.jpg

    Thompson Crew
    [2] Maj_Thompson's_30th_Mission_Completed_Maydew#9.jpg
    Photos courtesy 500th Bomb Group Memorial Association

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  2. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scott for sharing

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  3. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Randy was very involved during the Palomares, Spain 1966 Broken Arrow incident, particularly the one B-28 weapon which enter the sea. He co-published a book on the topic https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Lost-H-Bomb-Palomares-Spain/dp/0897452143 Randy wrote many other articles on varied topics and served as editor for publication coming from the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science.

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