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svatczech

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Dear,

 

do anybody know current addresses (E-mail, phone) of Paul Kelley´s crew members (774th BS) ? They crashed down on May 18, 1944 - Ploesti, Romania mission. All saved.

 

Crew:

Paul Kelley - pilot

Gilbert Southworth - copilot

Abner Gladstone - bombardier

John Beatty - navigator (died 1983), relatives address

Harold Hoobler - top turret

Edward Reader - waist

John Green - radio

John Dunn - tail

Warren Hartung - ball turret

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Svat. V., Czech Rep.


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Svat,

To my knowledge, none of these men are still living, although I am not positive of that.  You would have to contact the secretary/treasurer of the group to determine that for sure.

 

Joel


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Dan

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Hello Svat,

I found a list with POW for 18 mai '44, Kelly's crew members are on the list but not all. Are you sure that all members listed were in that mission ?

Lt. Paul E. Kelley - pilot , age 28, tag nr 0-806081, Manhatan, Kansas.
1Lt. Gilbert L. Southworth - copilot, age 25, tag nr 0-692570, Washington DC

1Lt. Abner B.Gladstone - bombardier, age 26, tag nr 0-741505 Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Sgt. John A.Green - radio, age 20, tag nr 39694599, San Luis Obisgo, California
Sgt. Warren G. Hartung - ball turret, age 20, tag nr 32712013 Garden city, New York.

Not found on the Romania POW list for 18 mai '44:
Harold Hoobler - top turret,
John Beatty - navigator,  
Edward Reader - waist g.,
John Dunn - tail


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Dan
 
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flygal46

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Edward Reader is still alive and very active in my VFW Post in Manchester TN.  He is 94 years old and in excellent shape and health.  He often talks about the flight where he was taken as a POW.  Please contact me for info on Ed if you are still looking for that. 
Kimberly King; CDR VFW Post 10904, Manchester TN - flygal46@yahoo.com
http://www.vfwpost10904.com
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