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I am looking for anyone who flew with my Dad, James B Toone in the 775th Bombardment Squadren from October 16, 1944 - March 23rd, 1945. 


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After a preliminary look at the Loading Lists for your dad's first few missions, I have yet to find anyone of his crew mates who I know definitely is still living.  I will continue to compare the flight Loading Lists with the current membership list and the "Last Flight" listing to see if I can determine if there are any men who flew with your dad still living.  This will take some time unfortunately. 
Meanwhile, while doing this research for you, I can, at the same time, put together a list of missions your dad flew including his crew mates on each mission, if you would be interested in having that.

I'll get back to you.  Please make sure your profile has your current email address so I can contact you off-forum to send the information to you.


463rd BG Historian
Proud son of 1/Lt Leroy J. Swindlehurst (1921-1950)
Navigator, 772nd Squadron

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Hi Joel!

You are awesome! Thank you for this information....I would love that!!! He is now 91 and I have asked him several times if he has ever heard from any of his crew mates and he said not in many many years....  I would love to take him to the reunion in Dayton in October and am planning on doing this.  A couple of years ago he typed his story and I have it and would love to do something with a copy of is amazing....I still have all of his uniform and other memorbilia that is sooooo precious to me. 


Let me know if you would like to visit with him about anything...his memory is still very good and he is in very good shape...Hahah....Plays golf everyday...He WEARS me out and I am 55....


Thanks again!!!!


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