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"City of Boulder"
B-29 # 44-69763
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Guam: May 13, 1945. Just returned from our 6th Mission.
Target was Nagoya

Standing L to R:
2nd Lt  Daniel Meister  Radar Observer
2nd Lt  Harold J. Pfeffer Navigator
Capt William C. Sullivan Airplane Commander
F/O Lester K. Geller Pilot
T/Sgt Gene C. Kolb Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Benjamin A. Piteo, Jr. Tail Gunner
Kneeling L to R:
2nd Lt  William M. Graves Bombardier
S/Sgt Lyle C. Ossian Left Gunner
T/Sgt John F. Hicks  CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Donald A. O'Hara Right Gunner
S/Sgt Andrew J. Vanyo Radio Operator

 Crew 15 
Honor Roll
 
F/O Lester K. Geller
Pilot
5 January 1958
2nd Lt Daniel Meister
Radar Observer
22 May 1999
S/Sgt Lyle C. Ossian
Left Gunner
March 1990
Sgt Andrew J. Vanyo
Radio Operator
May 2000
Capt William C. "Sully" Sullivan
Airplane Commander
13 October 2002
T/Sgt Thomas E. Addison
Crew Chief
27 February 2003
T/Sgt Gene C. Kolb
Flight Engineer
07 April 2005
T/Sgt John F. Hicks
CFC Gunner
26 January 2006
S/Sgt Benjamin A. Piteo
Tail Gunner
21 March 2006
1st Lt Harold J. Pfeffer
Navigator
11 November 2007

Updates:

November 2007 - Added 1st Lt Harold Pfeffer, Navigator; S/Sgt Benjamin A. Piteo, Jr., Tail Gunner and John F. Hicks, CFC Gunner to Crew Honor Roll - this leaves William Graves, Bombardier and Donald O'Hara, Right Gunner as the 2 remaining members of the crew living.


Continued
60th Squadron Crew Index
Sources: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"
Additional info provoded by Benjamin A. Piteo, Jr.; Mark Pfeffer