Newsletter Index
1990s

March 1990

Big Picture at Duxford Museum 1
Green Project, Istres, France, 1945-46 2
Big Picture, The 2
Big Picture photos 6
photos 7
Mail Call 8
"Swamp Ghost" B-17E Is Coming Home, The 9
Secretary's Column 10
Editor's Column


June 1990

Archives (letter, Bob Elliott to Kemp McLaughlin, 2-15-90) 1
Reunion Update, Sacramento 1
Archives (letter, Kemp McLaughlin to newsletter editor) 2
Ms. Memphis Belle Dies 2
"A Family Affair," from the Daily News; Lebanon, Pa; 8-15-89 2
President's Column 3
Secretary's Column 3
"Mural and Memories of WWII," from the Fort Wayne, Indiana, News Sentinel, by John Schroeder 4
Mission Report - Lille 5
Editor's Column 5
Podington "Big Picture," The, photos 6
Photos 7
Mail Call 8
Big Picture photo 10


September 1990

Archives (letter, Les Warren to McLaughlin, Elliott, Simms, Kirsner) 1
Reunion Report, Sacramento 1
Untold Mission Report-- Peenemunde, by Edward S. Makowski 2
Mission Report, by Gene Wiley - 12-21-89 3
Presiden't Column 3
326th Squadron Journal 7 July-6 August 1943 3
Johnson, M. Scott, Photos from the Scrapbook of 6
Mail Call 8
Secretary's Column 11


December 1990

Reunion Report, Sacramento 1
Going 'Home' 1
News from the UK 2
Secretary's Column 2
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Mission Report - Halberstadt-Oschersleben, by Charles Kelly 3
Reunion 1990 - Sacramento - Photos 4


March 1991

John C. "Red" Morgan: Medal of Honor Winner Dead at the Age of 76, from the New York Times 1
Behind Barbed Wires, presented by Fred Koger 2
President's Column 2
Mission Report - Muenster [23 March 1944] 3
Editor's Column 4
Uncle I Never Knew, The, by T/Sgt. James R. Clark 4
Secretary's Column 5
326th Squadron Journal, 7-22 August 1943 5
Photos 6, 7
Mail Call 8


June 1991 newsletter not currently available


September 1991

Memories of a Fantastic Reunion, by Bob Snediker (poem) 1
Podington "Big Picture," The, by David Lee 1
U.S. Air Force Veterans Re-visit Their Wartime Haunts: Yanks over Here Again, Chronicle and Echo, May 18, 1991 3
President's Column 4
Secretary's Column 5
326th Squadron Journal, 26 August- 8 September 1943 5
Photos 6, 7
Mail Call 8


December 1991

Last Mission, The, by John Boisseau for the EX-POW Bulletin 1
President's Column 1
326th Squadron Journal, 10-22 September 1943 4
Photos 6, 7
Mail Call 8
Lapinski, Henry, Biography 10


March 1992

Old Shillelagh, Birmingham, Alabama - August 1, 1944 1
50th Golden Anniversary Reunion 1
Editor's Column 3
326th Squadron Journal, 23 September -4 October 1944 3
Special Tour by Pleasurebent Tours 4
Secretary's Column 4
92nd Bomb Group Financial Statement, Year Ended 12-31-91 5
Photos 6, 7
Mail Call 8
Air Force Tell 92nd to Drop Its Middle Name 9
Kelly, Charles, Biography 10
Buzz Bomb Attack-- One of My Seven Lives, by Elmer H. Zimmerman 11


June 1992 newsletter not currently available


September 1992 newsletter not currently available


December 1992

Golden Anniversary Reunion Report: Tucson, Arizona 7-11 Oct 1992, by Charles Kelly 1
Merseburg, September 11, 1944 1
326th Squadron Journal, 14-23 October 1943 5
Golden Anniversary Reunion Photos, Courtesy Al Cooper 6
Photos 7
Mail Call 8
President's Column 10
Secretary's Column 10
Kirsner, Sheldon, Biography 10


March 1993

Tyre Weaver Dies 1
England Trip Announced 1
Secretary's Column 2
News from the UK 2
92nd Bombardment Group Financial Statement, Year Ended 12-31-92 3
326th Squadron Journal, 25 October-3 November 1943 4
Sentimental Journey 5
Russian Language Freedom Pass, Copy of, submitted by Robert M. Oeder 5
Photos 6, 7
Crash Landing 8
92nd's Last WWII Mission 8
Mail Call 9
Aerial Gunner, by Luke Lukasiewic 10


June 1993

92nd Gunner Receives DFC 1
Notes from the President 2
Roster of UK Trip 2
Secretary's Column 3
Former Foes Meet, by Robert L. Snediker 3
Mag the Hag: "Thirty Missions of Sheer Terror," by Jim Robinson 4
326th Squadron Journal, 5-23 November 1943 6
Larry Lacy Story 7
Photos 8, 9
Mail Call 10
Words from the Editor 15


September 1993

1994 Reunion Plans Announced 1
Podington Trip Big Success 1
Hats off to Our UK Friends 2
Secretary's Column 3
Crew Reunion in May in St. Louis 3
Memphis Belle," poem by E. C. Kelly 3
Mag the Hag, continued from June 4
326th Squadron Journal, 24 November-9 December 1943 6
Last Mission of Berlin Special, by Jetty R. Cook 7
Photos 8, 9
Mail Call 10
Prasse's Crew Ditches 14
Words from the Editor (with notice of Vincent Hamlin's death) 15


December 1993

Come to Pittsburgh: September 28-October 3, 1994 1
92nd Bomb Wing Being Phased Out 1
Notes from the President 2
Secretary's Column 2
News from the United Kingdom 3
Elmer's Saga, by Elmer Zimmerman 4
326th Squadron Journal 9-25 December 1943 6
Mag the Hag, continued from September 7
Photos 8, 9
'44 Down and Out, George Buckner's Story 10
Mail Call 10
Words from the Editor 15


March 1994

Reunion Reminder 1
Going 'Home,' by Jim Jackson 1
92nd Bombardment Group Financial Statement, Year Ended 12-31-93 3
'44 Down and Out, continued from December 4
326th Squadron Journal, 26 Dec 1943-7 January 1944 6
Elmer's Saga, continued from December 7
IDs Needed 8, 9
Mission to Merseberg, 13 September 1944, Story of Lt. Walter T. Prebis, Bombardier 10
92nd BG Bombardier in "Believe It or Not" 11
Look What Happened to Herb Palmer, from Stars and Stripes November 4, 1944 11
Mail Call 12


June 1994

Flag of the 92nd Still Flies, by Jack I. Posner 1
The Route as Briefed" to the Reunion, by Ralph Rosensteel 1
From the President's Desk 2
News from the UK 2
92nd Bombardment Group Financial Statement, Year Ended 12-31-93 3
Treasurer's Column 3
'44 Down and Out, continued from March 4
Sojourn in Sweden, by Don Hoth 7
First Air Medal to 92nd Gunner, by Harry Culver 8
Elmer's Saga, continued from March 10
326th Squadron Journal, 8-16 January 1944 12
Mail Call 13


September 1994

D-Day Plus 50 at Podington, by Robert Gonzales 1
Pittsburgh, Here We Come! 1
Air Battle over Biscay, by Gene Wiley 3
'44 Down and Out, continued from June 4
Elmer's Saga, continued from June 5
Sentimental Journey AOCP 5
Trip to Russia Via Berlin, by Lt. Robert F. Groen 6
Bail-Out of 'Berlin Special," from Tales I tell My Grandchildren, by John M. Becht 7
Medic's View of the 92nd, by Charley Brokschmidt 10
326th Squadron Journal, 17 January-2 February 1944 11


December 1994

Pittsburgh Was Big Success 1
'44 Down and Out, continued from September 2
God and the Soldier," anonymous poem 3
Reunion Report 7
Ghost Flight of "Q" Queen 10
326th Squadron Journal, 3-19 February 1944 11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994," poem by Bob and Jean Snediker 12
Wartime Romance, David & Anne Renner, by Margaret Rose 14


March 1995

Nostalgic Return to Podington 1
It's Our Story! 1
Remembering the Forgotten Mechanic, poem, courtesy Leo Guggenbiller 3
Unscheduled Trip to Sweden, by Harry Culver 4
About Merseburg, by Donald Sorensen 5
My Missions over Germany, by Charles Utz 6
326th Squadron Journal, 20 February-2 March 1944 7
Lyle Selkie Went to War 10
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 11
Rosensteels' Reunion Wrap-Up 15


June 1995

History Book Deadline Extended until July 12th 1
'1945+50' Remembrances 1
Rest Home for James O. Butts 3
Sentimental Journey, by Ed McKenzie, 326th 4
Meanderings of the Past, by an Anonymous Crew Chief 5
My Missions over Germany, by Charles Utz 6
326th Squadron Journal, 3-12 March 1944 7
Lyle Selkie Went to War, continued from March 10
War Time Romance by Margaret Rose 11


September 1995

'95 UK Reunion Another Success 1
92nd Bombardment Group Financial Statement, Year Ended 12-31-94 3
1944 Narrow Escape, A: 1995 Reunion, A, by Jack Spratt 4
Podington Revisited, by Harry Culver 4
Meanderings of the Past, continued from June 5
My Missions over Germany, continued from June 6
326th Squadron Journal, 13-25 March 1944 7
Lyle Selkie Went to War, continued from June 10
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 11
Podington Service Club Presented WWII Memorabilia 14


December 1995

Belgian Town Honors Fallen B-17 Crew, by Capt. Rick Jones 1
Christmas at Podington's St. Mary's Church, June 30, 1995 1
96 Reunion - Memphis 3
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 4
Disaster at Alconbury, by Bill Rose 5
My Missions over Germany, continued from September 6
326th Squadron Journal, 26 March-10 April 1944 7
Navigator Sees Combat in a Different Mode, by Raymond S. Griffith 10


March 1996

Reunion '96 Memphis 1
92nd Bombardment Group Income Statement, Year Ended 12-31-95 3
Mysterious Mickey Men, by William Bergner, Jr., 326th 4
Fort Flies 100 Mission, CO Congratulates Ground Crew 5
Crashed Crew Identified 5
My Missions over Germany, continued 6
326th Squadron Journal, 11-25 April 1944 7
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 10
Crew Chief's View, by Walter M. Stubs, 407th 11


June 1996

1st Crew of the Week 1
For You the War Is... Not Quite Over, by Edward D. McKenzie, 326th 3
Big Chief": The Story of Tail 337784 B16G of the 407th B/S, by William "Bill" McTavish, 407th 4
Weaver Wins the War, by John R. Weaver, Jr., 325th 5
"Lady of His Dreams," by Jill V. Chandler 5
My Missions over Germany, continued 6
326th Squadron Journal, 26 April-11 May 1944 7
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 10


September 1996

Century Mission Aircraft 1
92nd Heads to Memphis 1
407th Crew Chief's View, continued 4
My Missions over Germany, continued 5
326th Squadron Journal, 12-20 May 1944 7
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 10
Not POW-MIA But Both, by William H. Buzzell, gunner, 327th 11
Toonerville Trolley, by Bob Elliott 11


December 1996

92nd Flies B 52's 1
Jack Kleinsorg, 407th, Elected 92nd New President at Reunion 1
407th Crew Chief's View, continued 4
Scandinavian Tour 1945 Style, by Russell Bodwell 5
326th Squadron Journal, 21 May-6 June 1944 7
War Time Romance, by Margaret Rose 10
Memorial Service at '96 Reunion 12


March 1997

Scandinavian Tour 1945 Style, by Russell Bodwell continued from Dec Issue 3
Reunion at Mud Island, October 5, 1996 4
Walter M. Stubbs: 407th Crew Chief's View, continued from December 5
Wartime Romances, Doris McTavish 6
326th Squadron Journal, 6-14 June 194 7
Taps-- How Did It Originate 10
Sarasota Airport Dedication, by Bill Good 10


June 1997

92nd Bombardment Group Financial Statement, Year Ending 12-31-96 3
D-Day June 6, 1944: The Air War before H Hour 4
Pre and Post Wartime Romance, Avis Perry 5
92nd's Arctic Knights," by Charles Yeager 6
326th Squadron Journal, 16 June-6 July, 1944 7
Mission of No Return, by Ed McKenzie 10
Delayed Confirmation 11
On Detached Service to a Signal Detachment 12


September 1997

Letter from a Daughter 1
Podington 97: A Triumph 4
"The Queen," by Harold Gottlieb (poem) 5
326 Squadron Journal, 8-15 July 1944 9
Then and Now, Crew of Kain't See It (Buescher, pilot), 1944/1996 10
Wartime Romances, Marion & Kenneth Freeman, Bob & Marian Elliott 11
"The Kid with the Wrench," by John F. Reynolds (poem) 13


December 1997

Prayer of Remembrance 1
Where Is Our Future??, by Richard Bower 5
Department of the Air Force 9th Bomb Squadron (ACC), by Capt. Christopher R. Myers 5
War Story, by Walter "Booty" Payne 6
Mission of No Return, by Ed McKenzie, continued from June 7
Wartime Romances, by Margaret Rose 11


March 1998 issue not currently available


June 1998

Hardin Scholarship Fund Bolstered by 92nd Bomb Group Donation 2
325th Flies Again 4
On Detached Service to a Signal Detachment, continued 5
A War Story, by Michael J. Colamonica 6
From Tales I Tell my Grandchildren, by John Becht 7
Operation Revival 8
It Was Gas??? by John Qua 9
326 Squadron Journal, 25 July-6 August 1944 11
England 1943-44, by K. W. Vanda 14
Dead Men Do Talk after Fifty Years, by Gary Weddel 16


September 1998

Norfolk 98 and Beyond 1
Jack Sergeant's Story 3
A War Story-- As Seen from the Ball Turrett, by Ralph E. Chapman 4
B-36: Six Churning and Four Burning, Part 1, by Lt. Gen. James V. Edmundson 5
Jump #3 Conclusion, by John Becht 6
70% Luck, by Jack Kepner 7
"Bustle's" War Story, by Sebastian "Bustle" Stavella 8
326 Squadron Journal, 7-19 Aug 1944 9
FTRLOC-- Failed to Return, Landed on Continent 10
Mission of No Return: Turned over to the Police, by Ed McKenzie 10
Texas 1943, by K. W. Vanda 10
50 Plus Years Apart... 14
War Story, by Paul L. Stebbins 14
A B-17 (Tall) Tail Tale, from BAD-2 News 16
Let's Hear Your Story, by Jack E. Cook 16


December 1998

Norfolk '98 1
U.K. '99 1
B-36: Six Churning and Four Burning, Part 1, by Lt. Gen. James V. Edmundson 4
Internet Research Leads to Unique Meeting, by Vic Cleary 5
My Most Memorable Experience, by John Kaminsky 7
Bail-Out over Honeybourne Buncher, by J. J. Jones 8
Making a Choice-- A Bad One, by William W. Kiser 8
Musings of an Anonymous Pilot 9
Memories of the Past 10
326 Squadron Journal, 20 Aug-4 Sept 1944 11
Matter of Fact Situation, by Alex Erganian 16
William W. "Bill" Ford, Jr.: "War Story" crew Number FM-111-CA83 16
Vanda Brief-- England 1943 17
Better Late than Never... the 92nd Comes Through 18
Baby Button's Story 18
As Seen from the Other Side 19


March 1999

Aftershock, from Tales I Tell My Grandchildren, by John Becht 1
Yesterday's Witness, by Mike Jones 1
Une Histoire de la Guerre, by Juliane Moregau 5
Bangor, ME 1943, by K. W. Vanda 5
Memories of the Past, continued 6
B-36: Six Churning and Four Burning, Part 2, by Lt. Gen. James V. Edmundson 7
Ditch Digger to Master Sergeant, by Wendell Cornforth 8
My Life/Tour in the 92nd, by Robert Clark 9
The Plight of "Sally B," by Bill Bergner 10
326 Squadron Journal, 5-12 Sept 1944 11
Help from the Museum, by Alan Evans 16
Flak 101 16
One Last Look: Bovingdon Revisited 17
What's Your Crew Position? 17
Recollecting-- 53 Years Later, by O. V. Pezzi 18


June 1999

An Introduction to the New Era 1
The Drive is On 1
Aftershock, from Tales I Tell My Grandchildren, by John Becht, continued 4
Memories from the Past, continued 5
Detached Service with the RAF 6
325th's First Year, by Lt. Col. Wil Gildner 7
Today's 92nd-- Again the Best 7
Visiting "Vassar's Virgins" Valhalla 8
Chesmore-- Remembered, by Fred Butler 9
326 Squadron Journal, 13-25 Sept 1944 11
Did You Wonder Why? 18


September 1999

Please Step Forward 1
The Drive is On 1
Detached Service-- Station 109 2
Luck and the Underground 3
Detached Service-- Station 109 4
Sending the Bell Home, by Carl H. Green 5
Memories from the Past, continued 6
Top Secret, by David Pollack 7
We Have Lost One of Our Leaders 8
325th's First Year, by Lt. Col. Wil Gildner, continued 9
Detached Service with the RAF, continued 10
326 Squadron Journal, 26 Sept-3 Oct 1944 11
Goode Bay 1943, by K. W. Vanda 17
So You Thought You Spoke English, from Journal of the 7th Photo Recon Group 18


December 1999

The Reunion 1
The Drive Is On 1
Getting into the New Era 4
Dedication of the 92nd Bomb Group Memorial, by Frank Smoker 5
Aftershock, from Tales I Tell My Grandchildren, by John Becht, continued 6
325th's First Year, by Lt. Col. Wil Gildner, continued 7
Becoming Combat Ready in SAC, by Carl L. Miller 8
92nd Bombardment Makes It to the Raceways with a Little Help 9
The 92nd 47 to 55 10
326 Squadron Journal, 4-13 Oct 1944 11
She Remembers, by Fran Mongan 14
Men of the Fortress, by Ed Richards 15
January 1944, by K. W. Vanda 16
For Better or Worse, by Eugene M. Wiley 18
When Is It a Depression and When Is It a Recession? 20