are searching for any military orders that contain the names of
any 39th Bomb Group Veterans.
there are gaps in our history. Most of the aerial crew rosters are
complete - by this I mean there are 11 positions listed and 11 names
for those positions. At times it is indicated that there were replacement
personnel either because an airmen was ill and unable to fly a mission
or because the airmen was lost. However, there are a few aerial
crews where there are only 4 names listed. With copies of orders,
perhaps we can find the missing names of veterans that should be
honored with their crew.
an example, I received a copy of orders as part of the personal
accomplishments of a 39th Veteran to list on the web site. At
the same time, from someone else I received a copy of a photo and
the last names of a crew of the 39th to post on the site (this is
one of the cases where there were only 4 names listed).
receiving the orders a copy of the orders from the veteran for accomplishment
and the fact that those orders included more than just his name
- I was able to search through the 500 names listed and find the
last names of those listed with the crew photo - thankfully the
crew names were not common.
for this same crew which now had a complete roster, there was a
picture of 4 meatballs on the side of their B-29 but the names were
not clearly visible, now that with a competed list of names from
that crew, it was determined whose names were listed with the meatballs.
It's always easier to make out (or guess as the case may be) a questionable
name when you have a source to start with.
addition, these orders will be a great resource in helping to determine
ground personnel. While there is information it is limited when
compared to the Air Echelon. Everyone who served whether it be in
the Air or on Ground deserves to be honored!!
are received from visitors who are searching for what their father
or grandfather or uncle did in World War II and perhaps all they
know is that they served on Guam. These names are great resources
for that also.
you wish to share your orders ... please contact the
firstname.lastname@example.org with what orders you have so we can see if
your copy is needed. And know that to someone who searching, maybe
you have been able to help fill just one piece of the puzzle.
view some of the orders related to the 39th Bomb Group (VH) - Description
Only names are not listed at this time [click here]
many thanks to those who have already sent me their orders ....
Son of Robert Weiler,
Left Gunner, Crew 30
39th Bomb Group (VH)