The 18th Reunion of the 449th Bomb Group
716th Squadron Veterans
Back Row: Ken Blake, Al Ilzaliturri, Vernon Petersen, Bud Rosch, Ted Beale, George Henry.
Front Row: Paul Farrell, Eugene Gordon, Chester Ray, Bernard Bowers, Fred Movey.
717th Squadron Veterans
Top: Ellsworth Daniels, Bob Lang, Lynn Kinnamon, Clif Denny, Wallace Green, Donald Guimont, Jack Desmond, Ben Smith.
Seated: Eddie West, Harry Snyder, Ed Kolek, Leroy Compson, Frances Herres, Jack Hartle, John Aulner.
718th Squadron Veterans
Standing: Jim Cady, Don Northway, Mat Mathieu, Morris Coffee, James Rickel.
Seated: Charles LaMarca, Harvey Gann, Jim Burnett, Joseph E. Neipling, Eddie Quinn, Robert E. Hathorn, Leo Alpert.
719th Squadron Veterans
Top: Walter Bynum, Wilbur Debnam, Rudy Acosta, Bob Simmons, Hershell Bunker, Walter J. Dillon.
Seated: Lewis Anderson, John McCormick,John J. Johnson, Robert Geisert, Jacques H. Meyer, Ewing Miller, Lee Davis, Floyd Trogdon.
Original 449th Cadre
Standing: Don Northway, Walter J. Dillon, Ellsworth Daniels, Harvey Gann, Charles A. LaMarca.
Seated: John J. Johnson, Frances Herres, Leroy Compson, Jim Cady, Robert E. Hathorn.
Former POW’s – 449th Veterans
Standing: Albert Ilzaliturri, Robert Geisert, John Aulner, Charles A. LaMarca, Harvey Gann.
Seated: John McCormick, Ewing Miller, John Mahoney, Frances Herres
A Wing and a Prayer Choral Group
Leroy Compson, Harry Synder, Ed West, Walter Bynum, Paul Farrell, Wally Green, Ed Kolek, John McCormick.
449th BGA President Floyd Trogdon and Air Force COS General Norton Schwartz
Ben Smith and Jack Hartle
It’s the 1940’s — Get-Acquainted Party. 2nd and 3rd Generation 449th BGA Members