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Captain Simms Crew

Discussion in '497th BG - Saipan' started by intregs22, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. intregs22

    intregs22 New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    It's good to see the website back up and running. My grandfather Thomas M. Bromley was a gunner attached to Captain Simms crew and flew a majority of his missions in "Our Baby" B-29 , A-10 , S/N:42-24597. I have pictures of the whole crew, pictures of "Our baby" as well as B-29, V-30 on the flightline, crash pictures of what appears to be the tail of B-29s V-1 and A-9 S/N: 42-63463 (Skyscrapper II). I also have an in-depth journal from October 27th, 1944 to July 16th 1945. My grandfather is still alive at 90 and I would love to see if anyone else has relatives who were part of the 497th Group or have any more information then I already have on my grandfather. Thanks Again!

    Mike, Active Duty USN

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  2. Snigley

    Snigley New Member

    My uncle was an air gunner in the 497th, 869th Squadron with the Hanley crew on American Maid. That being said he apparently flew on numerous planes.
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  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Mike an article of your grandfather found,


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  4. Karen Kuske

    Karen Kuske New Member

    My dad, Robert Spring, was in 497th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, stationed on Saipan. He is still living at age 92. I have his diary which I posted on another website: http://b-29.org . . . . look under 73rd Bomb Wing in navigation on left side (diary of a 73rd Bomb wing tail gunner).
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  5. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

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