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  B-29A-25-BN "City of Atlanta" Serial Number 42-94039 Tail M 16
20th AF
314th BW
19th BG
28th BS

Pilot  Captain Gerard J. O'Leary, O-798161 (MIA / KIA) PA
Co-pilot  1st Lt. Giles W. Bowers, Jr., O-781190 (MIA / KIA) TX
Bombardier  F/O Donald Leintz, T-131853 (MIA / KIA) ND
CFC Gunner
  F/O Leonard C. Lawicki, T-127772 (MIA / KIA) OH
Gunner  2nd Lt. George F. Maddox, Jr., 2072824 (MIA / KIA) GA
Gunner  Sgt Jack D. Kepner, 35095144 (MIA / KIA) IN
Gunner  Sgt Bernard R. Yglesias, 38656053 (MIA / KIA) LA
Radio  Sgt Edward J. Koblinski, 36522260 (MIA / KIA) MI
Gunner  Sgt Angus E. McConnell, 35590100 (MIA / KIA) OH
Tail Gunner  Sgt Joseph A. Doole, 12221332
Crashed  May 29, 1945
MACR  14538

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing. Assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group, 28th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "City of Atlanta".

Mission History
Crew number was X5. Mission 186: Took off from North Field (Andersen AFB) on Guam on an incendiary bombing mission against Yokohama. Weather was clear. Over the target, this B-29 was hit by flak and damaged that it had to go down at sea. Other planes in the formation circled the area for forty-five minutes, but there were no survivors sighted.

The entire crew was declared dead on the day of the mission. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl).

Ceil Bernard (Bernard R. Yglesias was my mother's first husband)

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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