39th Bomb Group (VH)
Crew 6

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"Queen Cathy"
B-29 #42-94053

1st Lt Edmund J. Flynn - Airplane Commander
Graduated from Harvard Law School; He served as Presdent of the Pacific Maritime Association retiring in 1982; His wife, Jean died in 1992; In 1994 He married Noriko "Nikki" Sawada Bridges who passed away Feb 2003. Later in 2003, He moved from Pescadero, CA where he and Nikki lived to Colorado Springs, CO. to be closer to his son; Edmund J. Flynn took his Final Flight 11 January 2006 at the age of 89 yrs old. Updated: 4/4/06

2nd Lt Victor C. Pomiecko - Pilot
Returned to Claremont, NH. He taught school prior to his enlistment, he returned to his choosen profession and taught Industrial Arts at Stevens High School in Claremont New Hampshire until his retirement in the mid-80s. He passed away 11 August 1996. - Updated: 11/19/04 - Chris Pomiecko, son

1st Lt David G. Wagner - Replacement Pilot
lived in Vernon, TX; After the war He worked in various occupations including carpentry, auto mechanics, finally obtaining a college teaching degree in his 50's.- Updated: 04/26/10 - Took his Final Flight 23 April 2010
1st Lt  Andrew P. Slivka - Bombardier
Was a Municipal Court Judge in Garfield Heights, OH. - Updated: 08/10/13 - Took his Final Flight 8 March 2013
1st Lt Warren C. Foster - Navigator
Took his final flight on 13 July 2012, He lived in Bloomfield, CT with his wife, Joyce. He has 1 daughter, 2 sons and 6 grandchidlren - Updated: 07/16/2012

F/O David G. Lemon - Radar Observer
No post-war information is available

M/Sgt Angelo P. Repucci - Flight Engineer
Worked as civilian USAF employee at Mather AFB until he retired in 1973. He served in the Reserves, finally retiring in 1978 at the rank of Chief Master Sgt. He died on 17 April 2000 - Updated: 03/08/2006 - Mike Repucci, son
S/Sgt Raymond Schwartz - Radio Operator - Updated: 07/26/2010 - Took his Final Flight 25 May 2010
After being discharged in January 1946, he became employed as telegrapher-clerk with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. After a series of advancement, Ray rose to Agent and transferred to the Sales Department where he held a variety of jobs in various cities between St. Louis, MO. and New Haven, CT. [more]
Sgt James C. Regopoulos - CFC Gunner
Was employed by the city of Pasedena, CA. He resided in Burbank, CA. in an Assisted Living Facility, a victim of Parkinson's disease. He died 31 August 1993
S/Sgt John R. Tynan - Right Gunner
Returned to Waterbury, CT., where it is believed he worked for Colt industries. He died February 1968.
Sgt Robert A. Wisniski - Left Gunner
Severely injured in the crash of P-6, he returned to his home in Pittsburgh, PA., where he was on total disability for many years. He died on 5 Spetember 1999
Sgt Estaban "Steve" Garcia, Jr. - Tail Gunner
was burned and died 23 May 1945 (4 days) after P-6s forced landing on 19 May 1945

60th Squadron Crew Index

Sources: Raymond L. Schwartz for the book "History of the 39th Bomb Group"; Social Security Death Index; Craig Foster, Slivka Family; Repucci family